Black any salve for weak legs – “Big black ants are dried and powdered and mixed with lard; this is rubbed on the legs of babies who are slow in learning to walk, or who seem weak in the legs.” ~Randolph OMF 108

Anthill for rain – “Step on an ant hill and it will likely rain.” ~Parler FBA XI 9572

Dreaming of ants – “If a person dreams of ants, it has been known for them to foretell trifling annoyances.” ~Parler FBA XV 11363


Parler, Mary Celestia Folk Beliefs from Arkansas (FBA)

Randolph, Vance Ozark Magic and Folklore (OMF)