Why do people engage in the ritual of "knocking on wood?" How did this superstition begin?
#38471. Asked by Hamlet.. (Sep 05 03 11:12 PM)
G'day Hamlet! In ancient times trees were considered to be the abode of the gods.
When someone wanted a favour they would touch the
tree (first knock). The second knock signified
"thank you" for the granting of the favour.
That info comes from www.geocities.com/Athens/8999/Parthenon/superstitions.
Sep 06 03, 1:09 AM
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