The Encyclopedia of Superstitions

Author: Richard Webster

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738725617

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 336

View: 8254


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

Encyclopaedia of Superstitions

Author: Edwin Radford,Mona Augusta Radford

Publisher: Barnes & Noble

ISBN: N.A

Category: Folklore

Page: 384

View: 6251


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.

The Encyclopedia of Superstitions

Author: Teresa J. Hughes

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781518828706

Category:

Page: 200

View: 7825


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.

The Little Giant Encyclopedia of Superstitions

Author: Diagram Group

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9780806969138

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 511

View: 8706


Broken up into categories such as Animals, Astrology, Dreams, and Flowers, this fascinating dictionary will alert you to thousands of beliefs, omens, and proverbs that you may never have known. Many other subjects range from Clothing to Food to Marriage numbers.

The Encyclopedia of Superstitions

Author: Edwin Radford,M. A. Radford

Publisher: MetroBooks

ISBN: 9781586636173

Category: Reference

Page: 384

View: 8997


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

The Encyclopedia of Superstitions

Author: Edwin Radford,Mona Augusta Radford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781859860939

Category: Folklore

Page: 384

View: 1185


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.

Encyclopedia of Superstitions

Author: Edwin Radford,Mona A. Radford

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 150405508X

Category: Social Science

Page: 1248

View: 1303


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.