The Encyclopedia of Superstitions

Trivia fans and fun fact fanatics will adore this fascinating, flickable encyclopedia of superstitions! Richard Webster presents over five hundred of the most obscure, curious, and just-plain-freaky superstitions of the Western world.

Author: Richard Webster

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738725611

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 336

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Have you ever rubbed a frog on your freckles? Trivia fans and fun fact fanatics will adore this fascinating, flickable encyclopedia of superstitions! Richard Webster presents over five hundred of the most obscure, curious, and just-plain-freaky superstitions of the Western world. Discover batty beliefs about baldness, beans, and the Bermuda Triangle, and peculiar practices regarding hiccups, hearses, and hunchbacks. From modern myths to centuries-old lore, The Encyclopedia of Superstitions offers a wealth of wonderfully weird beliefs on just about every topic you can imagine: Holidays Birth Death Weddings Colors Gemstones Trees Flowers Fairies Weather Numbers Animals Birds Insects Household Items Zodiac Signs Gambling The Human Body Food Praise: "[T]his reference makes for compulsive browsing."—Publishers Weekly
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Encyclopaedia of Superstitions

Containing more that two thousand supersitions of Britain ranging over the past six hundred years, and extending down to the present day,this book demonstrates that superstitions are world-wide and inherent in all peoples of the world in ...

Author: Edwin Radford

Publisher: Barnes & Noble

ISBN: UOM:49015002843523

Category: Folklore

Page: 384

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Containing more that two thousand supersitions of Britain ranging over the past six hundred years, and extending down to the present day,this book demonstrates that superstitions are world-wide and inherent in all peoples of the world in exactly identical forms of fear and avoidance.
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The Encyclopedia of Superstitions

Presents hundreds of alphabetized entries on topics related to superstition, from spells and charms to birth and death customs.

Author: Edwin Radford

Publisher: MetroBooks

ISBN: 1586636170

Category: Reference

Page: 384

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Presents hundreds of alphabetized entries on topics related to superstition, from spells and charms to birth and death customs.
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The Encyclopedia of Superstitions

Learn all about superstitions from around the world in this collection of articles by Teresa J. Hughes.

Author: Teresa J. Hughes

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1518828701

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Page: 200

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Superstition is the belief in supernatural causality-that one event causes another without any natural process linking the two events-such as astrology, religion, omens, witchcraft, and prophecies, that contradicts natural science. Learn all about superstitions from around the world in this collection of articles by Teresa J. Hughes.
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The Encyclopedia of Superstitions

All the superstitions included in the book have been found to exist in Britain, ranging from charms and spells to folk remedies and customs of birth.

Author: Edwin Radford

Publisher:

ISBN: 1859860931

Category: Folklore

Page: 384

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Explains the origin and meaning of superstition, and how ancient beliefs have been adapted to modern day living. All the superstitions included in the book have been found to exist in Britain, ranging from charms and spells to folk remedies and customs of birth.
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Encyclopedia of Superstitions

You’ll discover the origins behind charms, spells, fairy lore and legend, folk remedies and customs of birth, marriage, and death. This collection will be a staple in your library for years and generations to come.

Author: Edwin Radford

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504055086

Category: Social Science

Page: 1248

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This classic and thoroughly delightful reference explores the origins of superstitions. You’ll discover the origins behind charms, spells, fairy lore and legend, folk remedies and customs of birth, marriage, and death. This collection will be a staple in your library for years and generations to come.
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The Encyclopedia of Superstitions

"Knock on wood, God bless you, cross your fingers, how often do you say or hear one of these phrases?

Author: Deborah Murrell

Publisher:

ISBN: 1782744274

Category: Folklore

Page: 256

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"Knock on wood, God bless you, cross your fingers, how often do you say or hear one of these phrases? Have you ever stopped to think about their origin or wondered why performing a superstitious ritual to ward off bad luck has become a part of our everyday lives? Passed down through the ages, many of these superstitions are grounded in myth and old wives' tales, but each tells a story--bequeathing a record of the values of a bygone day and age. In this entertaining, light-hearted collection, SUPERSTITIONS explains the history of more than 1000 of the world's most common folklore beliefs." -- Back cover.
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Encyclopedia of Superstitions

This is a new release of the original 1949 edition.

Author: Edwin Radford

Publisher:

ISBN: 125885757X

Category:

Page: 270

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This is a new release of the original 1949 edition.
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Knock on Wood

Identifies and provides the historical background for common superstitions, symbols, customs, and bits of folklore

Author: Carole Potter

Publisher: New York : Beaufort Books

ISBN: IND:30000001716319

Category: Reference

Page: 263

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Identifies and provides the historical background for common superstitions, symbols, customs, and bits of folklore
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