Superstitions: A Handbook Of Folklore, Myths, And Legends From Around The World

byD.r. Mcelroy

Paper over Board | May 19, 2020

Superstitions: A Handbook Of Folklore, Myths, And Legends From Around The World by D.r. Mcelroy
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Across all cultures and spanning centuries, superstitions rooted in cultural legends and myths have formed and influenced daily life.The Complete Guide to Superstitions and Folkloreexplains how and why these legends and the associated behaviors behind them developed, accompanied by beautiful illustrations.

In this definitive reference, you'll learn thefascinating and often bizarre histories of a comprehensive range of superstitionsfrom around the world. For example, the belief that one will have seven years' bad luck if you break a mirror is said to come from the Romans, who were the first to create glass mirrors. And in Japanese culture, cutting your nails at night is thought to lead to a quick death because the two phrases sound similar.

You'll also find outwhy some superstitions vary from culture to culture. For instance, the “unlucky number 13 is considered a bad omen in some countries, like the US, and “lucky in other countries, like Italy—where the number 17 is considered unlucky. The information isorganized by country, so you can easily investigate the popular superstitions linked to your own or other specific ethnic heritage or cultural identity.

Satisfy your burning curiosity with this complete guide to superstitions, folklore, and myths.
D.R. McElroyhas a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture and a Master of Science in Environmental Resources. She is the co-author ofCelestial Watercolorand has been a professional editor and writer for ten years. She lives in Michigan.
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Title:Superstitions: A Handbook Of Folklore, Myths, And Legends From Around The WorldFormat:Paper over BoardProduct dimensions:192 pages, 9.41 X 7.24 X 0.98 inShipping dimensions:192 pages, 9.41 X 7.24 X 0.98 inPublished:May 19, 2020Publisher:Book SalesLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1577151917

ISBN - 13:9781577151913

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