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Is it stable or undesirable success to say a pig to a fisherman? What does it portend for those who holiday a double-yolked egg? what percentage frogs do you want to therapy whooping cough?
starting from the normal to the unusual, and together with every thing from spells and omens to rituals and taboos, this delightfully informative dictionary covers a wide range of renowned superstitions, bearing on almost each element of human tradition. They include kinfolk lifestyles and the lore of farmers, sailors, miners, and actors; supply recommendation at the symptoms to monitor while considering a trip or a wedding; display the importance of animals, crops, stones, shades, foods and drinks, the weather, and heavenly our bodies; and description the precautions to be taken after a loss of life in the home or in the course of a thunderstorm. each one access is prepared alphabetically in accordance with its imperative inspiration or item, and illustrated with a range of chronologically ordered quotations that point out the heritage and improvement of every trust.
Superstitions have by no means earlier than been handled in such intensity or on any such scale. An exciting quantity for somebody focused on the ideals of the previous, A Dictionary of Superstitions additionally makes a useful contribution to the research of folklore, supplying the 1st systematic account of ideals that shape a vital part of our social existence.

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