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Popular superstitions

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Chelsea House Publishers , Philadelphia
Superstition -- Juvenile literature., Superstition., Folk
About the Edition

Explores twenty-five superstitions and how they may have started, including those about walking under a ladder, breaking a mirror, and opening an umbrella indoors.

Statementby Mary Hughes.
SeriesCostume, tradition, and culture
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBF1775 .H87 1999
The Physical Object
Pagination64 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL374295M
ISBN 100791051722
LC Control Number98036081
OCLC/WorldCa39606204

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Popular superstitions. [Mary Hughes] -- Explores twenty-five superstitions and how they may have started, including those about walking under a ladder, breaking a mirror, and opening an umbrella indoors.

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About the Book Nearly everyone is more or less superstitious; nevertheless, ninety-nine persons out of a hundred will walk under a ladder. The nature and origin of this and many other superstitions of everyday life are explained in this book.

Contents: what a strange thing is man; cult of the horseshoe; numbers and dates; animals; flowers, fruits and trees; colors; women, children and clothes.

Like a lot of superstitions that have been around for ages, the origins on this one aren't that clear, either.

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We think we know what the general idea behind it is, though: the belief that a mirror isn't just science, it's the ically, that image in the mirror is believed to be an actual projection of your soul, and breaking it means you're actually breaking your own soul into lots of.

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Nearly everyone is more or less superstitious, nevertheless, ninety-nine persons out of a hundred will walk under a ladder. As the historian Milton Goldsmith explained in his book "Signs, Omens and Superstitions" (), "divination was performed by means of water and a looking glass.

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