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Fear is aMatter of Perspective
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Published: February 28, 2010
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Funny thing about Port, everyone else considers black roosters extremely unlucky, but he's the only one (that I know) that considers them lucky. Just about every portuguese home has a statue of one to bring good luck XD

The reason he likes them (besides his love for everything gallinaceous) is because a dead rooster saved a man from being hanged [link]

This was partially based on a story :iconcanecadepapel: told me on how a portuguese tried to offer a Barcelos Rooster to an american =p
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Princess-Level-Up's avatar
That's a fun fact.

Also, Russia. X)
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YukoISBadMedicine's avatar
YukoISBadMedicine|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting. I never heard of anyone seeing black roosters as unlucky. I heard some old superstitions about black cats though but we (my family at least) don't believe in that (lol people would probably think our house is very unlucky than). Learn something new everyday! :D 

I did learn about the story of the Rooster of Barcelos. 

Hehe, funny comic. 
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Birvan|Hobbyist General Artist
I did a bit of digging. Apparently a lot of cultures expand on the black cats being unlucky and apply the same superstition to other animals

Thanks ^^
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sarajevos-soul's avatar
sarajevos-soul|Student General Artist
oh mi gawd, im dying, this is so funneh!
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Birvan|Hobbyist General Artist
I try XD
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Cloudwilk|Professional Filmographer
I've never heard of black roosters being unlucky, black cats on the other hand.. :3
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Birvan's avatar
Birvan|Hobbyist General Artist
Most black animals are
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Cloudwilk's avatar
Cloudwilk|Professional Filmographer
I think it's just black in general. If you look up color symbols black is always darkness or something. Frankly, I have no problem or superstition ^^
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Birvan|Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, but it's funny to see one culture that seems to think otherwise =p
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Holly-Ashes|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*laughs* well, if it's of some comfort, we don't have problems with black roosters here in Italy xP Not lucky nor unlucky... Even if not many loves them because of the unholy hour they wake you up in the morning XD
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Birvan|Hobbyist General Artist
That's really good to know. I was starting to think he was the only one not to fear black
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Holly-Ashes|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You know from where that superstition comes from? In the Middle Age, they thought that black cats and black roosters where demons in desguise, and so the Inquisition would burn at the stake anyonme owning one. ^^' That's why I'm surprised to find such a superstition in Anglosaxon countries, instead of in a Catholic one, such as Italy or Portugal...
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Birvan|Hobbyist General Artist
Black always tended to have negative meanings in most Europe, especially since it's considered a color for death and mourning. Also it's the color associated with night, and therefore magic. And because cats are also night creatures it's not surprising they had a particularly bad reputation (this is my theory)

But in terms of superstitions I'm not surprised some of the older ones survived the catholic influence (even though many changed over time). From what I've heard the Inquisition purge against competing belief systems was worse in northern Europe than in the south, so that likely helped
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LOL! Nós somos cá uns mata-má-sorte! :) Eu não sei o que seria se fosse má sorte... Eu vivo em Barclos XD! Temos um galo gigante (ainda que não preto mas sim colorido) em cada canto da cidade! Eu mesma tenho um galo de barro na cozinha e um minúsculo no quarto.
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Birvan|Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, bem o podes dizer. Com o fado que temos às costas qualquer tio de sorte foge de nós a 7 pés =p

Já tive em Barcelos um par de vezes. Gostei imenso X3
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Yep, Russia sure likes it. :nuu:
*Faves*
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Birvan|Hobbyist General Artist
*waits to hear his scream of horror* =p
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you know I'm an american and I've never heard of that bad luck black rooster thing but mainly because i don't buy into the superstcious bull crap
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Birvan|Hobbyist General Artist
It's pretty much the same as black cats. Any black animal is usually considered unlucky
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bleachqwertyprincess's avatar
xD lol Russia lol
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Birvan|Hobbyist General Artist
^^;
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RegalPanther's avatar
OMG.


Russia looks so freaking cute I wanna hug him!!
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Birvan|Hobbyist General Artist
He's too adorable looking for his own good ^^;
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MyRt0oLa|Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty cool!! :icononionxdplz:
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