One superstition I heard a long time ago was that a pregnant woman shouldn’t be out and about when an eclipse of moon is happening. The reason given was that the unborn child’s face will have a birth mark. The old ladies in my late husband’s village relished the idea of frightening the newly married girls with horrifying tales of ugly birth marks.
I feel embarrassed in admitting to getting frightened. Now it seems a silly notion.
Children born with birth marks are very few. In my life I have only seen one child. As to what causes it, I have no idea, but to attribute it to the moon’s eclipse is laughable.
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