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Mole

Although the presence of mole hills in a garden often upsets the gardener, perhaps the news that traditionally in Europe they have been seen as lucky omens may make a difference. The appearance of mole hill found near a kitchen indicated that the wife of the property though was about to have to endure some misfortune. When outside amenities were common the sign a hill nearby also indicated problems for a household and the female inhabitants in particular.

If a mole dug very close to a house then this has generally be seen as an ill omen signifying death is near for someone in the family.

Toothache and cramps were once thought possible to cure by carrying the paws of the mole on the person for a short length of time. Hanging one around the neck was also thought to prevent toothache as the mole was believed to have exceptionally strong teeth, which would encourage the wearer’s teeth to heal quickly.