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Fear is aMatter of Perspective by Birvan Fear is aMatter of Perspective by Birvan
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 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017
That's a fun fact.

Also, Russia. X)
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YukoISBadMedicine Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015  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 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  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 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Student General Artist
oh mi gawd, im dying, this is so funneh!
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Birvan Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I try XD
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Cloudwilk Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I've never heard of black roosters being unlucky, black cats on the other hand.. :3
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Birvan Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Most black animals are
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Cloudwilk Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  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 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, but it's funny to see one culture that seems to think otherwise =p
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Cloudwilk Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Yes.... becuase its too mainstream X3
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Birvan Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You got that right XD
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Holly-Ashes Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  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 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  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 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  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 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  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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theadiragram Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
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 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  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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pirateartist3000 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011   General Artist
Yep, Russia sure likes it. :nuu:
*Faves*
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Birvan Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
*waits to hear his scream of horror* =p
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neolight15 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
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 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's pretty much the same as black cats. Any black animal is usually considered unlucky
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xD lol Russia lol
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Birvan Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
^^;
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RegalPanther Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
OMG.


Russia looks so freaking cute I wanna hug him!!
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Birvan Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
He's too adorable looking for his own good ^^;
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MyRt0oLa Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty cool!! :icononionxdplz:
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Birvan Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
XDD
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RoseFox101 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Student General Artist
this is just... just... WUT. xD
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Birvan Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You can say that again XD
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RoseFox101 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Student General Artist
no kidding....
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LOLfairycat23 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Black roosters are unlucky? Dang, they don't tell us any urban legends anymore!
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Birvan Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well it kinda fell out of use. Black cats took all the glory ^^;
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LightOfTehDead Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
awh xp i love russias face las panel so cute xp and nawh blackroosters arent bad luck xp stoopid iggie and america xp<3
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Birvan Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Apparently Russia would disagree (I found out after drawing this that he thinks they're unlucky too) ^^;
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LightOfTehDead Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
awh sadface xp
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Birvan Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah ^^;
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Acting-luver Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
And of course Russia gets it in the end. XD
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Birvan Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It had to be given to someone *and England probably thought it would work as well as one of his curses* =p
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Acting-luver Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
XD true enough. Though I do wonder what Russia'll do with it now...
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Birvan Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Good question...
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Acting-luver Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed....:iconthinkingplz:
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1MsAwesome1 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I didn't even know black roosters wee considered bad luck (I only knew black cats were)!
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Birvan Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Most black animals are. The cats are just particularly famous =p
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RinahMcKaii Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
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Birvan Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol XD
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RinahMcKaii Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
:la:
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XiaNumber14 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist
This is hilarious ~! Have to say, I didn't know black roosters where good or bad luck....I just thought they were poultry.
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Birvan Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Poultry deserves a bit of recognition ^^
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XiaNumber14 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist
Yes it does.
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Imma-bust-a-cap Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
I did not know that black roosters were considered unlucky. I'm a true American, and therefore oblivious to everything XD
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