The Encyclopedia of Superstitions

The Encyclopedia of Superstitions

by E. Radford
     
 

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Superstitions live on today in many common gestures and actions. Do you still avoid walking under a ladder? or touch wood to avoid misfortune? Underlying these irrational beliefs are centuries of long forgotten ways of thought that once inspired or terrified or ancestors. Many of these affect us Still.

The Encyclopedia of Superstitions is a classic reference

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Overview

Superstitions live on today in many common gestures and actions. Do you still avoid walking under a ladder? or touch wood to avoid misfortune? Underlying these irrational beliefs are centuries of long forgotten ways of thought that once inspired or terrified or ancestors. Many of these affect us Still.

The Encyclopedia of Superstitions is a classic reference work with readable entries that are like short stories in themselves. In this fully researched book, every superstition was found to have existed in Britain, so many people certainly did (and a lot still do!) believe these tales.

Here are the charms once in daily use in dairy and kitchen; spells used by witches--and against them; fairy lore and legend; folk remedies and customs of birth, marriage, and death. A book to muse over.not without an occasion chill down the spine!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760702284
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
08/05/1996
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
384

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