In this chapter we are going to study some of Venezuelan people´s superstitions, although we could include the whole of South America and even Spain in this study due to our shared history. These superstitions have been passed on from generation to generation –some of them are practical, such as the one consisting in letting salt fall so that one is protected; some are unusual such as giving someone evil eye or curing them. There is also a custom consisting in touching wood for good luck and carrying charms for protection, etc. Venezuelans often take part on many rituals to reduce risk of death.

MESSINA FAJARDO Luisa A. (2008). Supersticiones y fraseología en Venezuela. Supersticiones y fraseología. In Julia Sevilla Muñoz Maria Antonella Sardelli (a cura di), Supersticiones y fraseología (pp. 553-582). MADRID : Universidad Complutense - Area de Humanidades.

Supersticiones y fraseología en Venezuela. Supersticiones y fraseología

MESSINA FAJARDO, LUISA
2008

Abstract

In this chapter we are going to study some of Venezuelan people´s superstitions, although we could include the whole of South America and even Spain in this study due to our shared history. These superstitions have been passed on from generation to generation –some of them are practical, such as the one consisting in letting salt fall so that one is protected; some are unusual such as giving someone evil eye or curing them. There is also a custom consisting in touching wood for good luck and carrying charms for protection, etc. Venezuelans often take part on many rituals to reduce risk of death.
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En este capítulo estudiamos parte de las supersticiones del pueblo venezolano, si bien lo aquí apuntado puede abarcar toda Hispanoamérica, incluso España, por razones históricas que son obvias. Ponemos de relieve que existen supersticiones socialmente compartidas, transmitidas de generación en generación, etc.: rituales a los que los venezolanos recurren para disminuir la amenaza de muerte u otros temores.
MESSINA FAJARDO Luisa A. (2008). Supersticiones y fraseología en Venezuela. Supersticiones y fraseología. In Julia Sevilla Muñoz Maria Antonella Sardelli (a cura di), Supersticiones y fraseología (pp. 553-582). MADRID : Universidad Complutense - Area de Humanidades.
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