The Encyclopedia of Superstitions

The Encyclopedia of Superstitions

Paperback - 2008
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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

"[T]his reference makes for compulsive browsing."-Publishers Weekly

Published: Woodbury, Minn. : Llewellyn Publications, c2008.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780738712772
0738712779
Branch Call Number: 398.41 WEB
Characteristics: xiv, 322 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm.

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