Magic storms and winds

In the past, many people thought that it is possible to make the wind blow or subside.

When Yakutia on a hot day faced a long road he took the stone that he had extracted from the entrails of animals or fish, wrapped several times and his horsehair tied to the stick.Then, swinging a stick, he casts a spell, and then starts to blow the cool breeze.

Wizards to Tierra del Fuego, if they want to stop the wind, thrown against the wind shell.The natives of the island of New Guinea near Bibili famous for the ability to cause the wind's own breathing.Therefore, when a storm rises, their neighbors, bogadimy, say, "Oh, it's a Bibili again begun to blow!".In New Guinea resort to another method to raise the wind: it is necessary to flip the stick on "Windmills stone."If you hit hard, the hurricane hit.

Scotland witch "raised" the wind that dipped a rag into the water, saying, "As I knock stone cloth, with a devil wind zaverchu.He calms down, but I want to. ยป

Greenland woman during labor and after a while has is believed to be the ability to calm the storm.To do this, it is enough to go outside, took a deep breath and going back into the house to breathe.

When Emperor Constantine in Constantinople, was put to death someone Sopater arrest on charges of winds by magic.The fact that the ships with grain from Egypt and Syria, to the rage and despair of the hungry Byzantine mob, were detained in the way calms and headwinds.

Finnish sorcerers sold tailwind storm detained sailors.Wind was held in three locations: if you start a first, moderate breeze was blowing when the second - a strong, if the third - started a hurricane.Simple Estonian peasants attributed the strong winds that blow from the spring of the north and north east, bringing with it a feverish chills and rheumatic inflammation machinations of the Finnish wizards and witches.With great fear they relate to the three spring days, which are called the Crusades days.One of them falls on the eve of the Ascension.Residents of neighborhoods Fellini fear in those days to show his nose outside to violent winds from Lapland not immediately their death.

say that sailors on a ship sailing against the wind in the Gulf, sometimes see a strange sailboat.It appears from behind the stern, and inch by inch catches them.Sailboat heading straight into the wind.Sail it inflated by the wind, so that is about to burst.Tackles creak from the strain.The sailors know this ship is from Finland.

Property art to tie three knots wind so that the more knots untied, the stronger the wind blows attributed to witches and the islands of Shetland, Lewis and Maine.Shetland seamen still buy old women who claim to control the storms, winds as handkerchiefs or threads with tied knots.

often gale which is regarded as an evil creature, which can be intimidating, banish or destroy.When the storm and the storm lasted a long time and the central Eskimos lacked food, they sought to conjure the storm: a long whip produced from algae and, armed them, went to the beach.When applying the whip strokes in the direction of the wind, they screamed;"Taba!" ("Enough!").

Indians lengua in Gran Chaco called rushing hurricane "ran the spirit."To scare away this spirit, they throw it sticks.South American Indians payagua when a strong wind blows away their huts, running against the wind, threatening him with burning firebrands.Other Indians to scare storm, pounding their fists in the air.When violent storm threatened the Indians guayakuru men to leave their homes by armed, and women and children, trying to intimidate the spirit of the wind, screaming for dear life.

Regarding the Bedouin in East Africa it is known that "no tornado not will rush on their way without him not chased a dozen men with drawn daggers, throwing punches in the center of the dusty column with the intention to expel the evil spirit, who, according to legend, gallopsriding a hurricane. "

Based on the book DDFraser's "The Golden Bough".