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Question by  LadyA (14)

What are the myths surrounding black worms?

I found an abundance of black worms in my back yard and was told that they symbolize something.


Answer by  mb (5482)

Black worms are just simple worms. There are no supersitions that surround them. They feed on decaying roots, grasses and leaves. They are harmless to humans and make excellent fishin bait.


Answer by  srainne (2597)

I think I've heard stories about black worms indicating bad luck or a bad turn of events. In dream symbolism, they can sometimes indicate signs of infection, illness or general poor health. I'm not sure of the specifics of these beliefs, though. Of course, it could just be that your backyard is a really wet and comfy spot for them!


Answer by  ferfer72 (2623)

There is a myth about a boy who catches a black worm while fishing, and it is the devil. He abandons it in a well, and it poisons a village.


Answer by  Duncan (1124)

Black worms symbolize death and decay. They symbolize the returning to the earth that all living things must go through.


Answer by  Jalaine11 (2043)

One myth about the black worm is found in an old story. In this myth it is said that as the black worm grows older they will turn into dragons.

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