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Superstitions around the world (Boston.com Gallery)

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Belief Hypothesis, Forecast, Fiction, Rumor, Illusion, Superstition, Folklore, Faith

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General

Portal

Superstitions Online (The Committee for Skeptical Inquiry), Superstitions Category (Wikipedia)

Dictionary

superstition : a belief or practice resulting from ignorance, fear of the unknown, trust in magic or chance, or a false conception of causation — Webster

Specific A Dictionary of Superstitions (Oxford Press)
Cassell’s Dictionary of Superstitions (Google Books)
GeneralOneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, Urban Dictionary

Thesaurus

Roget’s II (Thesaurus.com), Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords

Encyclopedia

Superstition is a belief in supernatural causality: that one event leads to the cause of another without any process in the physical world linking the two events. It is commonly applied to beliefs and practices surrounding luck, prophecy and spiritual beings, particularly the belief that future events can be foretold by specific unrelated prior events. — Wikipedia

Britannica

Science

Psychology of belief and superstition (Taylor)

Preservation

History




Quotation

Quotations Page

Library

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

Participation

Education

Where do superstitions come from? (TED-ED Lesson)

Community

Event

CSI Superstition Bash (The Committee for Skeptical Inquiry)

News

NPR Archives

Book

ISBNdb

Government

Document

USA.gov

Expression

Fun




More superstitions from around the World…

Poem

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

Music

Song Lyrics

Rumor

Snopes.com

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  • Meet Lazarus, the Malawian musician destroying...
    on April 24, 2019 at 11:34 pm

    Meet Lazarus, the Malawian musician destroying myths about albinism  BBC NewsLazarus is using his music to combat the murder and mutilation of albino people in East Africa. […]

  • The IRS Officially Recognizes the Satanic Temple...
    on April 24, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    The IRS Officially Recognizes the Satanic Temple as a Church  Rolling StoneGood news for those who worship Satan and Satan-adjacent deities (goats, I wanna say?): the Satanic Temple has officially been granted tax-exempt status by ... […]

  • 'Then and Now': The History of 3 Iconic Landmarks...
    on April 24, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    'Then and Now': The History of 3 Iconic Landmarks on the Blue Cross Broad Street Run  NBC 10 PhiladelphiaAs runners' hearts are pounding during the Blue Cross Broad Street Run, May 5, runners will be focused on the crossing the finish line. But it will also be a great ... […]

  • Everything we know about the "Drake...
    on April 24, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    Everything we know about the "Drake curse"–and whether it's the real deal  Toronto LifeSuperstitious sports fans suspect that Drake is to blame for a recent string of unlucky losses. Last week, managers of the Italian football club AS Roma got in on ... […]

  • Congress Resorting to 'Tantra-Mantra' as it Fears...
    on April 24, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    Congress Resorting to 'Tantra-Mantra' as it Fears Modi: Uttarakhand BJP  India.com NewsThe Uttarakhand unit of the BJP on Wednesday said the Congress was resorting to “tantra-mantra” as the party has failed to “corner Prime Minister Narendra ... […]