Uncover hidden superstitions meanings
One of the most well-known superstitions in connection with underwear is when someone wears their underwear inside out!
I am going to briefly go over what underwear means in regards to superstitions. Wearing underwear the wrong way has long been considered lucky. There was also the belief that if one was experiencing an unlucky day, the only way to turn it around was to wear underwear inside out! It was believed to also be a sign of bad luck if an individual adjusted their underwear, especially for a man.
There existed the belief in the late 1920's that if a bride wanted to secure a happy marriage then she would need to attend the wedding without wearing any underwear. This was because without underwear was believed to be a sign of wholeness and appeasement to the gods of love, who in exchange would bring joy and happiness to the couple's life.
Another popular superstition is in regard to sleeping with underwear. Apparently, if a woman sleeps with underwear under her pillow she would dream of a future lover. To sleep with a bra under her pillow it was thought that she would see her eventual ;husband. However, if she slept with her underwear on and was pregnant, then happened to dream of passing water then it was an indication that the women would struggle to give birth.
There was also the belief that if one happened to walk on the leaves of a valerian tree then this person would have a new relationship. This is because the tree is deemed to possess a magical love potion to opposite sex. If a young girl wished to marry they would borrow underwear from a married women, then wear it, this was considered lucky, let's hope they washed the underwear first!
By Flo Saul
Oct 29, 2012