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Sailors Superstitions

Sea MonsterSailor Superstitions:
Today I found a sailing magazine lying around with some Sailors Superstitions and found some great stuff inside, most I didn´t know yet.

For good luck:
– A figurehead in form of a naked woman
– The first drink goes windward (Luv) to Rasmus the god of the sea
– To spit in the ocean before you sail
Pouring wine on deck before sailing will also bring good luck
– Tattoos and piercing are said to ward off evil spirits
scratch on the mast – to bring wind

Bad luck:
– Starting a ship journey on a Friday
– enter the ship with the left foot
change the name of a boat
cutting nails or hair on a boat
rabbits, even talking about rabbits onboard

Please add some stuff if you know by commenting!