Folklore about Lightning


Avoid Lightning Strikes

To celebrate our 225th anniversary, we’re looking through our archives to bring you 225 pieces of wit, wisdom, and fun in a series we’re calling Almanac Treasures (see more of them here).

Surefire ways to avoid being hit by lightning: 

  • Keep the Yule Log smoldering year-round
  • Wear bay laurel leaves
  • Go to sleep
  • Carry a lucky stone
  • Ring church bells


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