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Objects to avoid stepping over, superstitious reasons

Objects to avoid stepping over, superstitious reasons Objects you shouldn't step over (Photo: Freepik)

Stepping over certain objects leads to misfortune. Our ancestors believed in such superstitions, and some people consider them relevant even today.

Needles and pins

These sharp objects can be used with ill intentions. For example, to break up lovers or cast a curse on someone.

Malicious individuals may scatter them on the doorstep, in the yard, or on the road. But to avoid their negative influence, it's important not to touch such items and not to step over them.


Bread has always been treated with special reverence. Of course, it should not be thrown away, let alone stepped over. It is believed that disrespect for bread can bring misfortune to a person.


This object has long been considered a powerful tool for casting strong curses. Usually, it is thrown near the entrance doors of the victim's apartment or house. Of course, you should never step over it or touch it with your bare hands.

Step over someone

From childhood, we've known that you shouldn't step over someone because that person won't grow. To undo this belief's effect, you need to step back over them.

This belief was associated with death since symbolically placing a cross on a person when you step over them signifies their potential death.

Interestingly, there were exceptions to this rule. For example, mothers could step over their sick children. It was believed that the child would recover if the mother stepped back over them while saying, "I brought you into this world, and I'll take you out of it."

Earlier, we wrote about why we fly in our dreams and the true meaning of such nocturnal visions.

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