Dinner tables are nothing less than a gamble about one’s future, and in worst cases – death can follow. If you are really unlucky, your husband will be crosseyed according to Icelandic Superstitions. So here are the do’s and don’ts when it comes to the seemingly harmless daily routine of sitting by a dinner table.
Among Iceland’s dinner table superstitions is the belief that where and how you are seated will determine your future marital status in the future. If an unmarried girl is seated between two brothers, she won’t get married for the next seven years. The same goes for the guys. The seven-year rule also applies if you’re seated with a table leg between your knees. Some believe these seating arrangements won’t necessarily stop someone from getting married, but their mother in law will be absolute hag. So, choose your poison.
Now, if you’re having a dinner party, and your frenemy is coming, here is your chance to mess with her. Make her sit at the end of the table. This means that her husband will go crosseyed and you can make fun of her forever. Revenge is a dish best served at the end of the table.
If, when the dinner is over, you find two knives laying together, forming a cross, prepare for a string of bad luck. If you drop a fork to the floor and it manages to pierce the wooden floor to stand up, it may seem cool at first, but it actually means that you will die soon.
So, be careful where and how you sit, and watch those forks!
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