The black cat, owl, and hyena are believed to be merchants of witchcraft and bad luck in most countries around the world. Many cultures believe in dreams though they have different interpretations to similar dreams. Different cultures have a variety of taboos, however, what is sacred in one culture may not be in another, for example it is taboo to marry in November in Zimbabwe while it is not the case in other cultures.The west can kiss in public while it is taboo in most African and Asian countries.
Superstition, myths, and legends are part and parcel of each and every culture. Professionals and the general public pay attention to some cultural issues they do not fully comprehend. Superstition, myths and legends agents are similar the world over though they have different meanings. Dreams, certain animals, weather conditions and the zodiac are couriers of superstition, myths, and legends.
About the Author
ANDREW NYAKUPFUKA was born in Zimbabwe. He trained as a middle grades teacher at Nyadire Teachers College and then enrolled for a Diploma in Education at Seke Teachers College as an in-service program. He enrolled for a Bachelors Degree in Educational Administration and Policy Studies at the University of Zimbabwe. He rose from a classroom teacher to a school administrator. He came to the United States in 2005 and enrolled with East Carolina University for an online Middle Grades Social Studies Licensure. He is the author of the book, " Superstition Diversity."