Superstition

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Introduction1

Superstitions around the world (Boston.com Gallery)

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

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

Encyclopædia Britannica

Portal

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

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Innovation

Science

Psychology of belief and superstition (Taylor)

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Preservation

History

Quotation

Quotations Page

Library

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

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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

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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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Related

Here are links to pages about closely related subjects.

Knowledge Form

Expression

Entertainment Humor, Toy, Hobby, Competition (Game, Sport), Spectacle
Arts Performing, Visual (Architecture), Culinary, Language (Poem), Music, Dance
Belief Hypothesis, Forecast, Rumor, Superstition, Folklore, Faith

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Notes

1.   The resources on this page are are organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma.