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post #1 of 4 Old 07-20-2012, 10:08 AM Thread Starter
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Jingles?

Excuse me for being behind the curve here, but what is the history behind "jingles" for prayers? I know it's the jingling of curb chains. But why is it for well-wishing? Is it good luck? I tried looking it up on google, but found no history about the origin of the jingles :/

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post #2 of 4 Old 07-20-2012, 10:12 AM
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I don't know if this superstition suits exactly this case, but the jingling of bells is commonly believed all over the world to banish evil spirits and attract luck. Also, it is believed that the sounds of bells and windchimes bring the prayers to gods/heaven. This derives from believing that birds take the prayers of people and then carry them with their songs upwards to heaven.

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post #3 of 4 Old 07-20-2012, 10:14 AM
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It's a very old horse horseman's tradition, Kayella. Shows solidarity for another horse person and their animals during a time of crisis or trauma.

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Thanks, Saranda! That makes alot of sense, and could definitely explain the curb chains.

Thanks, Speed Racer! I knew it was to show well-wishing to other people, I just didn't know how it started haha

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