Question: Everyone knows the superstition of walking under a ladder; it's bad luck! - but what makes walking under a ladder bad luck?
Information: People are always skeptical to walk under a ladder because it's been thought to bring bad luck. People try to avoid it and others don't believe this superstition at all. Walking under ladders dates back to the medieval times where ladders were thought to resemble gallows. This was thought to believe that if someone walked under a ladder, they were guaranteeing their own death by gallows. It was also thought to resemble the Holy Trinity. The shape of a leaning ladder is a triangle and walking through the ladder was considered violating and insulting God.
Inferences: Some people believe the possibility of reversing the bad luck. Some ways thought to reverse it are: crossing your fingers until you see a dog; spitting on your show while continuously walking, and not looking at your shoe until the spit is dry; and walking backwards through the ladder while making a wish.
Point of View: Personally, I don't really believe this superstition is true. It just seems ridiculous to me. I could understand the gallows, but I don't believe about the possibilities of it being bad luck. Also, the ways to 'undo' the bad luck is absurd. It just seems like a joke.