Monday, April 21, 2008

Jinx, is is true?

Is there really jinx? Or was it just in the minds of most people? Is it really misfortune, bad luck or a curse?

According to Wikipedia the word 'jinx' came from the Latin word 'iynx' which means the wryneck bird, which is used in magic and divination. The bird is used in magics because of its remarkable ability to twist its neck up to 180 degrees while hissing like a snake. These birds can be found in Africa and Eurasia.

A Jinx in popular superstition and folklore is:
* A sort of curse placed on a person that makes them prey to large numbers of minor misfortunes and other forms of bad luck;
* A person afflicted with a similar curse, who, while not directly subject to a series of misfortunes, seems to attract them to anyone in his general area.
* An object or animal that brings bad luck.
* A common slang term used when two people say the same thing at the same time (said as a game amongst the young and young hearted which suggests some kind of spooky supernatural interference).

For children Jinx is a Pokemon, Jinx is spelled as Jynx. Jynx is a humanoid Pokemon that resembles a bulky woman. Jynx wears a red gown, has white arms and puple hands. Jynx has a purple face, pink lips, saucer-like eyes and long blond hair. It seems to resemble a Nordic princess, as seen in various operas. Originally, its face was colored black, causing many to think of it as racist. Jynx is a female-only species with no male counterparts. Jynx love to dance, and while it's dancing the peolpe or Pokemons around it will dance with her. Jynx can use telepathy to transfer visions of what they've seen into a another being's mind. In battle, Jynx have the power to control ice and snow and can also use (not that greatly) physical combat.

For you, What is a jinx? Is it real?


bobbyboy said...

I'm not sure if jinx is something real by itself, but I do believe we can jinx ourselves into bad decisions.

Hope that made sense?

Chie said...

Hi Bobby, Great points of view. And if we always think negative, we attract negative vibes.

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