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Origin of Common Superstitions Walking Under Ladders

About the origin of the superstition that it is bad luck to walk under a ladder, history of triangles and the Holy Trinity.

WALKING UNDER LADDERS

If you walk under a ladder, the wrath of the gods will be upon you. Should you forget and do so, quickly cross your fingers or make a wish.

Origin. A ladder leaning against a wall forms a triangle with the wall and the ground. This triangle signifies the Holy Trinity and to enter into the sacred enclosed area is a punishable offense. Also, crossing through this forbidden zone may weaken the powers of the gods and unleash the powers of evil spirits.

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