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The Danger of a Parent's Curse (cont'd)

Either way it is believed by some that a curse will take effect if it said by a parent.  For example if a parent curses a child to never be successful in their life, if the child never amounts to nothing it will be attributed to the curse.

The most dangerous curse is said to not be from a father but rather from a mother.  The mother is said to have a special bond with the child as the child is carried in the mother's womb for many months.  If the mother curses the child it is believed  that the child must have been extremely disrespectful, and will be punished. 

In fact, in no circumstance is disrespect towards a parent acceptable.  It is believed that we can pay for disrespect in this life as much as in the next.  God is said to be all seeing rewarding those who are righteous and punishing those who are not.  In the case of disrespect towards a parent the punishment is said to come sooner, and then later as well!

Directly Related:

Take a look at a Greek Folk Tale which warns you to avoid the curse of a mother:  The Good Bee.  (A tale about how a mother's curse should be feared, and her praise most wanted.) 
A Parent's curse  This is a Greeks saying associated with losing a parent's blessing what could possibly be worse!

 

Other Superstitions:  

  • Kalikatzaroi Learn about these little goblins who are thought to run around from the period of Christmas to Epiphany stirring up trouble!
  • Itchy hand What could it mean if you have an itchy hand?
  • The Fall of Constantinople Learn about a superstition that became a prophesy!
  • Tuesday Find out why Tuesday is considered unlucky by Greeks.
  • The Number 13 Is the number 13 considered lucky or unlucky by Greeks?
  • Priests What is the superstition surrounding these highly respected members of the church?
  • The Use of Salt What can salt be used for?
  • The Use of Spitting What is spitting good for?
  • The Use of Garlic When and why should garlic be used?
  • The Evil Eye  One of the oldest superstitions passed down from pagan times!
  • Sneezing  What is thought to be behind you sneezing?

 

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