Generally, anything abnormal contains magic possibilities or supernatural powers. Sources of luck, such as hunchbacks and dwarfs, have positive powers; however, the cross-eyed are usually unlucky, as is the abnormality of a cock-crow at night or a screa ming owl in the daylight, or an out-of-season flower. Often the being is connected with the moon and its phases, and it can sometimes cure diseases or create natural phenomena.
Both animate and inanimate objects can have abnormal powers, which are often
useful in combating malignant forces. Some examples of such are stones with
embedded fossils and hands with greater than or less than five fingers. The
eye also plays an important role in abnormality, as the blind often possess
prophetic powers and cross-eyed people are generally feared.
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