Superstition & Belief

“They say that the sea is always searching for someone to take with it” Tommy Cecil, Rathlin Island


Surviving the unpredictable conditions of the seas gives rise to strange beliefs and superstitions…  when faced with the formidable forces of the ocean, one may well seek comfort in strange signs.

Cartoons on brown paper depict signs of good & bad luck, pagan & nefarious. 


Even today, fishing remains the second most precarious of jobs after logging.  

©2020 by Anne Tilby.