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Superstitions around the world (Boston.com Gallery)

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Belief Hypothesis, Forecast, Skepticism, Criticism
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)
General Oxford, OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, InfoPlease, Word Reference, Urban Dictionary

Thesaurus

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

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

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WolframAlpha, DuckDuckGo

Science

Psychology of belief and superstition (Taylor)

Preservation

History




Quotation

Quotations Page Bartlett’s

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)

Blog

WordPress

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

Rumor

Snopes.com

returntotop

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  • Black cats to brollies: what's with superstition?...
    on September 22, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    Independent OnlineBlack cats to brollies: what's with superstition?Independent OnlineThese are the superstitious beliefs - though weird when you think about it - we grew up with. They were never questioned, just understood, because everything the parents said was Bible truth. Sweeping the floor after 6pm meant you would have to wait ... […]

  • Why a Karnataka village had to resort to...
    on September 22, 2017 at 11:55 am

    The News MinuteWhy a Karnataka village had to resort to superstition to 'cure' chest painsThe News MinuteThis taluk (Chincholi) is very backward and the people living in these hamlets are extremely superstitious. The villagers met after these tragic incidents and the fear of being under threat spread. They decided to burn away the evil lodged inside the ... […]

  • Editor's note: I'm not superstitious, unless it...
    on September 22, 2017 at 10:55 am

    Waco Tribune-HeraldEditor's note: I'm not superstitious, unless it helpsWaco Tribune-HeraldBaseball players are a particularly superstitious lot. You'll hear about the player who didn't want to mess up his hitting streak so he wouldn't wash his socks or wristbands during the streak, or some craziness like that. I read that Wade Boggs, who ... […]

  • Football Game Preview: Imagine Prep Superstition...
    on September 21, 2017 at 5:18 am

    Football Game Preview: Imagine Prep Superstition vs. Heritage AcademyMaxPrepsImagine Prep Superstition and Heritage Academy take on one another this Friday at 7:00 PM on Imagine Prep Superstition's home turf. Heritage Academy will have its work cut out for it since Imagine Prep Superstition boasts a defense that has allowed an ...and more » […]

  • Living with superstition: An Indian village with...
    on September 21, 2017 at 3:32 am

    DunyaNews PakistanLiving with superstition: An Indian village with door-less homesDunyaNews PakistanThe villagers have been following an old superstition that a front door in their abode will bring in miseries. Behind the old-tradition is folktale of a snake that was trapped between two parts of the door and crushed to death accidentally when a ... […]