Black snake defying gravity and consuming a large squirrel at the same time.
It is believed that hanging a horseshoe over your doorway will bring you good luck and protection against evil forces.
Naturally, after this thought entered my head I looked up superstitions about snakes, and there are some wacky ones! Such as:
Hanging snakeskin from your rafters is said to protect your house from fire. A snake crossing your path or dreaming of a snake is believed by some to be a bad omen, kinda like a black cat being anywhere near me at any point in time.
Pregnant women who get frightened by a snake are doomed to give birth to a child with a constricted neck. There is another one that sort of conflicts worh this one and says a snake will never bite a pregnant woman.
Yet another says that pregnant women should drink a mixture of water/powdered rattlesnake rattle to ease the pain of childbirth. Another one (What is up with snakes and pregnant women?) says to tie a dried snakeskin around a pregnant woman's waist for the same effect.
When a snakes head is severed, it will not die until sunset. Carrying a snakes tooth can ward off disease and also serve as a good luck charm when gambling.
Snakes have been living in our heads rent-free since the dawn of time, and these strange superstitions prove that.