Why you shouldn't stand in the doorway: peculiarities of superstitions about the threshold

By SSPDaily editionJan 26, 2024 20:05 PMSociety
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You've probably heard of the signs associated with the threshold of a house. SSPDaily talked about the peculiarities of this belief, as well as why you shouldn't pass things over the threshold.

In ancient times, probably even before the advent of Christianity, there was a peculiar tradition of burying the ashes of ancestors under the threshold of one's home. It was believed that in this way the spirit of the deceased would be a guardian angel who would help his loved ones living in this house in any difficult circumstances.

With the advent of Christianity, the practice of burying the dead under the threshold fell into decline. However, the superstitions associated with this topic remained deeply rooted in the culture.

Out of respect for the souls of the ancestors and fear of disturbing them, certain prohibitions have developed:

Sitting on the threshold

You should not sit on the doorstep, as it is believed that this can bring unpleasant rumors about your family, or even bad luck to you.

Standing on the threshold

It is believed that when the door is open and you are standing on the threshold, the protection of the house is broken, which allows negative energies to enter your home.

Talking over the threshold

It is believed that this can lead to quarrels and conflict situations. Therefore, it is better to step over the threshold if you needed to say hello to someone or talk to them in person.

Giving and receiving things

There was a belief that the person who passed something on could inadvertently pass on their health and take on someone else's illness.

Crossing the threshold

The bride was not allowed to enter the house alone for the first time, so her husband had to carry her in his arms. In addition, it was customary to leave the house on the right foot.

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