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.

The Encyclopedia of Superstitions

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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The Encyclopedia of Superstitions
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Richard Webster
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-09-08 - Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

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
Encyclopaedia of Superstitions
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Edwin Radford, Mona Augusta Radford
Categories: Folklore
Type: BOOK - Published: 1961 - Publisher: Barnes & Noble

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.
Encyclopaedia of Superstitions, Folklore, and the Occult Sciences of the World
Language: en
Pages: 1751
Authors: Cora Linn Daniels, Charles McClellan Stevens
Categories: Folklore
Type: BOOK - Published: 1971 - Publisher:

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The encyclopedia of superstitions
Language: en
Pages: 310
Authors: Octopus Publishing Group, Richard Webster
Categories: Superstition
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: Bounty Books

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The Encyclopedia of Superstitions
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Edwin Radford, M. A. Radford
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-12-01 - Publisher: MetroBooks

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