Maggies Parliament

A ‘Parliament’ a group of Magpies, are said to predict the future.

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A ‘Parliament’ a group of Magpies, are said to predict the future.  This olde very ancient English folklore passed on by generations and generations by spoken word as part of our inheritance and rich culture of Germanic Anglo-Saxon origin.  It’s a very v. old superstition and  is still widely and commonly spoken in England today to very young children by our elder folk -grandparents etc.

One for sorrow,
Two for joy,
Three for a girl,
Four for a boy,
Five for silver,
Six for gold,
Seven for a secret never to be told.

Magpies are birds of the Corvidae family. The black and white Eurasian magpie is widely considered one of the most intelligent animals in the world and one of the only non mammal species able to recognize itself in a mirror test.
A well known olde ancient English dark ages rhyme gives us the clues to what may perhaps accur next according to the local superstitions of the old folk. We EnglishWitch also traditionally in olde England this may possibly, This olde English folklore spoken word cultural informative collective intelligence and encoded message to the races future descendents is a very early form of primary formative education still used in England today..,  maybe, or, almost certainly predates the Judaic written word of God. This also I do believe assisted in very young children a simple rhyme enabling how best to remember and 1st learn to count before schools were ever built and attended by our young ‘uns: