|When I was a kid...
||[Aug. 1st, 2002|11:36 pm]
The Question Club
I read once in a book about Hawaiian folklore and superstition that it's bad luck to whistle at night.|
I love whistling, and I'm a night person, but still, almost every time I catch myself whistling after dark, I think about that superstition, and I usually stop. Supposedly spirits will follow you or something if you whistle at night.
So 2 questions:
1. Do any of you know the origin and/or background of this superstition? Is it a Hawaiian thing, or does it exist in other cultures? (I half answered this one myself, because I wanted to do some quick research on the subject to see if I could provide more detail. Turns out there is a similar superstition in Japanese culture, but it involves snakes and/or thieves in the night, not spirits.)
2. Do any of you have superstitions of your own?