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Superstition Bash

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Various popular superstitions

Actors and Actresses

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

Black Cats

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

Common Superstitions

Short list of common superstitions

Cracks

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

Definitions of Superstition

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

Four-Leaf Clovers

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

Hats

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

Horseshoes

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

Lucky Charms

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

Mirrors

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

The Number Thirteen

The Egyptians were the first to develop a superstition for the number thirteen, but for them the number brought good luck.
Pennies

Pennies

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

Rabbit’s Foot

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

Sailors

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

Spiders

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

Spilt Milk

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

Spilt Salt

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

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...

Umbrellas

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

Walking Under Ladders

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

Wishbones

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