Superstitions

The unruly hair of witches was thought to control the weather. Hurricanes, wind storms, rain, or hail could be unleashed by a woman allowing her hair to fall wild.

Thunderstorms occurred solely because somewhere a woman was combing out her hair.

Bury a snippet of hair from a menstruating witch and it will turn into a snake.

The tradition of women covering their hair in church originated from Corinthians 11:10 where Saint Paul warns that good Christian women should cover their heads because demons leap like sparks from female hair and enter the world to do mischief.

The Aztecs believed that a god would appear from afar and be recognized by his blond hair. (Cortez profited from this one).

A medieval knight riding into battle wore a lock of his Lady's pubic hair to help keep him brave.

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