Wednesday, April 4, 2012

D is for Doppelgänger

A doppelgänger is the ghostly - in some cases, the physical - double of a living person. The word "doppelgänger" originates from German and is derived from Doppel (double) and Ganger (goer).

In most mythology, the doppelgänger is often referred to as an "evil twin". It is an exact replica of a specific human being.

When one sees their own doppelgänger it is said to be an omen of death, or a warning of approaching danger. A doppelgänger seen by a person's friends or relatives may sometimes bring bad luck, or indicate an approaching health problem.


8 comments:

Miranda Hardy said...

I wonder if anyone's seen my doppelgänger. Lol

Jennifer Shirk said...

Oooh, freaky...

Evelyn | 10000Seeds.com said...

People say they see my twin all the time, but nobody's seen my doppelganger. Must be why I'm so healthy! See you around the A to Z challenge, my friend.

Jaycee DeLorenzo said...

Doppleganger is one of my most favorite of favorite words. Just the way it sounds makes me smile. Just had to say that. Great post!

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Krista McLaughlin said...

I wonder if I have a doppleganger... :)

cherie said...

Cool beans! And totally spooky. :)

Melissa Sugar said...

This is spooky. I did not know the part about the death omen. I used to think it would be cool to run into my doppelganger. Not any more.

Just visiting from the challenge. I am a new follower.

Denise Mitchell said...

That is really quite spooky. I also used to wish I could meet my Doppelgänger. Not any more I don't!

Enjoy the rest of the challenge.

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