And while Hibs played down the role of superstition in the final, actions perhaps told another story.
As Hearts circulated a full timetable for media access for their victory day at Tynecastle by Friday, Hibs would not confirm press passes for their day. Maybe they thought revealing a party plan would bring bad luck.
Whatever the reasons, their 110-year wait for a Scottish Cup win goes on.
And maybe the curse – said to have been brought on by the sacking of Hibs’ first Irish manager Dan McMichael, right – won some new believers.