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Re: hex signs

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From: Holly Kingman (baaaramu_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Feb 05 2002 - 11:40:40 PST


I think the hex signs were put up to protect your barn
from a hex--for good luck.
Holly

--- Deb Mortl <dmortl@hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hi - I'm planning on making hex signs with my Art &
> Society craft class, but
> can't find any history or reason why they are called
> "hex signs" - I've
> found all about the history of the art, the
> symbolism behind the images, how
> they were placed above the doors of the Pennsylvania
> dutch to bring good
> luck to all who enter. But the dictionary meaning
> of "hex" is to cast an
> evil spell on, or one who practices witchcraft.
> Does anyone know why these
> well-meaning signs were given the name "hex"???
> Thanks!
>
>
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