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Touch Wood

Superstition Bash
January 13, 2004
Touch Wood

"Touch wood" or "knock on wood" is a popular saying to reverse any bad luck that might come your way, due to a recent action...

Rabbit’s Foot

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January 13, 2004
Rabbit’s Foot

Rabbits and hares were considered very lucky animals as they were associated with spring and the return of flowers and other...

Wishbones

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January 13, 2004

Wishbones have become a common tradition at Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter dinners. The general rule is that the wishbone...

Umbrellas

Superstition Bash
January 13, 2004

An umbrella, according to popular superstition, should never be open indoors or you will bring bad luck on all the people...

Spiders

Superstition Bash
January 13, 2004

Apparently the superstition surrounding spiders dates back to Egyptian times when spiders were associated with riches.

Spilt Salt

Superstition Bash
January 13, 2004

Salt was once considered a very precious commodity; as important as money has grown to be. Because it was so valued...

Sailors

Superstition Bash
January 13, 2004

Sailors have attributed superstitions to almost all aspects of their work and life on the sea. One of the common traits of...

Spilt Milk

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January 13, 2004

Many food and beverages that were valued had superstitions associated with them to deter the waste of such commodities.

Hats

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January 13, 2004

Many superstitions are associated with hats, several now being modified into rules for manners and etiquette.

Definitions of Superstition

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January 13, 2004

Superstitions are beliefs in ideas or practices based on the supernatural as opposed to laws of science. People look for...

Cracks

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January 13, 2004

Ill-fortune is said to be the result from stepping on a crack in the pavement. Present day society usually associates...

Lucky Charms

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January 13, 2004

A charm can be almost any object, as shown by the countless examples of charms or amulets that have been said to ward off...

Actors and Actresses

Superstition Bash
January 13, 2004

The superstitions surrounding actors and actresses were more prevalent in the Middle Ages, when performances would...

Common Superstitions

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January 13, 2004

Short list of common superstitions

Horseshoes

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January 13, 2004
Horseshoes

The horseshoe is considered very lucky and used to be hung in many homes to protect and attract good fortune for the family...

Pennies

Superstition Bash
January 13, 2004
Pennies

Lots of superstitions center around money. Almost all forms of currency have at least one superstition associated with them.

Four-Leaf Clovers

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January 13, 2004
Four-Leaf Clovers

The superstition of the four-leaf clover is thought to originate with the Druids. Apparently they believed the shamrock...

Mirrors

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January 13, 2004
Mirrors

Breaking a mirror can even make a skeptic shudder for a brief moment!

Black Cats

Superstition Bash
January 13, 2004
Black Cats

There are many superstitions associated with cats, partly because the cat has lived alongside humans for many millennia.

Walking Under Ladders

Superstition Bash
January 13, 2004
Walking Under Ladders

People will go to great lengths to avoid walking under ladders. Many origins for the superstition have been surfaced...

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