Whistling or creating whistling noises at night is regarded to bring ill luck, terrible things, or malevolent spirits in many cultures. In Estonia and Latvia, it is popularly believed that whistling indoors might bring ill luck and cause the home to catch fire. This belief comes from an old tradition that when farmers went to cut wood for their stoves, they would always blow on a piece of cotton to make sure it was safe before they took it out of the forest.
The ancient Greeks and Romans believed that whistling under certain circumstances could be used by the devil to start a fire. The Japanese also believe this, and so do some Native Americans.
There are several reasons why people think that whistling brings misfortune; perhaps one of them is that you may be able to summon up evil spirits with which to harm others or yourself. Another reason is that such sounds can carry for great distances and so if you create a lot of noise within a house, everyone inside will have a hard time sleeping.
Some countries have laws against whistling because of these superstitions. For example, in Germany, France, and Switzerland it is illegal to whistle in a house because it can be taken as a sign of disrespect or even as a signal to attack dogs.
But here in the United States, whistling in houses is perfectly fine.
This belief comes from an old legend which states that once upon a time, two children playing with a lighted candle in a room where someone had recently whistled enjoyed watching the candle burn down until only its wick was left. The next day the house was found burned to the ground, killing the children.
There are several variations of this story told throughout Europe. In some versions, the whistle is said to have been heard by others, who took warning of the impending disaster and fled the scene before it occurred. In other versions, the candle burns all night long without extinguishing itself.
The truth is that we do not know how many come about as a result of people trying to scare away witches or demons. However, what is for sure is that if you whistle inside another's home, you will make them feel uncomfortable. This could lead to them thinking that you are a witch or demon yourself, which could hurt your chances of getting hired as an employee.
Also, if you keep on whistling even after you enter the house, this will also be taken as bad luck.
The "Seven Whistlers," seven strange birds or spirits who scream out to forecast death or a great tragedy, are a superstitious belief in the United Kingdom.
However, there is evidence that humans have used sound to communicate under natural conditions with animals for centuries. Whistles have been used for this purpose since prehistoric times. There are several species of whistler birds that use their wings to produce sounds by flapping their feathers rapidly, usually at night. These birds are found in southern parts of the United States, South America, and Africa. No one knows how they use their voices; perhaps they make low chirps or trills.
There are also several species of frogs that use their tongues to produce sounds by rubbing them together like a trumpet. They often do so at night. These frogs are found in Central and South America. It has been suggested that they use their voices to call each other for mating purposes. However, this theory has not been proven yet.
Finally, there is evidence that some animals use sound to communicate under natural conditions with people. Some researchers believe that elephants use their trunks to signal each other at night. Others suggest that monkeys use alarm calls to warn others of danger. However, no one has proved that these animals use their voices.
Whistling is not permitted indoors. Whistling in the house might result in "whistling away your money" and other calamities. It was thought that bad spirits communicated with one another by whistling, hence whistling would summon them into the house, bringing with them all manner of catastrophes.
The belief that whistling brings misfortune into the home is found in many cultures around the world. In ancient Greece, for example, people didn't whistle on their way home from a party because they didn't want strange women or evil spirits to follow them.
In China, when someone enters a house, they ring a bell to announce their arrival. This is done to prevent any accidental encounters with the living members of the family.
In India, when someone enters a home, they usually say something like "entering the house of so-and-so". This is done to avoid surprising anyone who may be sleeping in the house.
In Japan, when you enter a room, you should greet the person even if they are not there. This is so everyone knows who has entered the room and what his/her intentions are.
In Mexico, when you walk through a door, you say something like "I enter the house of so-and-so". This is done to protect the owner's privacy. You shouldn't just walk into their house without asking permission first.
The explanation is entirely plausible.
In fact, throughout history, people have believed that there are still spirits on this planet, even after their physical death. These spirits can be good or bad. They can help or hurt humans if they are not given proper respect. Whistling comes from such beliefs; it's used as a method of communication for the living as well as the dead.
People who believe in such things may also say that whistling brings misfortune because it is an invitation to mischief. Or perhaps it's just plain unlucky. Whatever the reason, whistling in the house is not recommended.
Whistling is associated with superstition in many cultures. If you do it indoors, you will bring about poverty. If you do it at night, you will bring bad luck, unpleasant things, and evil spirits with you. Transcendental whistling would call forth supernatural entities, wild animals, and have an effect on the weather.
The word "whistle" comes from the Old English hwylst, which means "to make a sound by blowing through a reed." So, basically, you are flapping your lips to create a sound.
There are two parts to whistling: the technique and the theme. The technique is easy and requires no special equipment. You just put your lips together and blow out slowly through your nose. The only difficult part is keeping track of the number of notes in a whistle tune. There are several methods for doing this, such as counting 1-2-3-4 or using your fingers to place the notes.
The theme is where it gets complicated. You can use any song you like for whistling, but it must be simple enough for beginners to learn. A tune with many notes or complex rhythm may not be appropriate for learning to whistle because it will be too hard or too easy, respectively.
So, according to Russian and Norwegian superstitions, not only whistling in general, but especially whistling indoors and at the sun, is a bad idea. Whistling inside is said to cause financial issues in Russia. Whistling at the sun is said to induce rain in Norway. This might have something to do with the fact that both countries are subject to severe weather conditions.
In addition, Russians believe that it will bring you misfortune if you whistle at a running horse. Also, don't whistle under your bed or else you'll be plagued by thieves. Finally, don't whistle after midnight or the devil will take your soul.
In conclusion, remember that neither Russians nor Norwegians want to hear you whistle. It brings them bad luck.