The Encyclopedia of Superstitions

The Encyclopedia of Superstitions

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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