What do you do with the children's broken teeth? 😀 #brokentooth #greece #custom

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The tooth fairy is a fantasy figure of early childhood. The folklore states that when children lose one of their baby teeth, they should place it underneath their pillow and the tooth fairy will visit while they sleep, replacing the lost tooth with a small payment. Every country has different tooth fairy tradition.

Children in Greece throw their teeth on the roof for good luck. Then they make a wish that their adult teeth will be healthy and strong. They also recite a little rhyme which comes out to something like, “Take sow my tooth and give me an iron one so that I can chew rusks.” In some regions of Greece, it is a mouse not a sow which is invoked. Greeks have also adopted in the last few years their own version of the American Tooth fairy.

Source: https://europeisnotdead.com/video/broadcasts-of-europe/european-tooth-fairies/