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What Are The Examples Of Superstitions Beliefs?

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lesley louis answered
There are literally hundreds of different types of superstition beliefs around the world - some people take these very seriously but others just laugh them off.

Superstitions began hundreds of years ago when people didn't have the knowledge that we have nowadays, for instance people used to think that our shadow or our reflection was part of our soul.

Because they didn't understand the concept of the sun or moon making shadows, they went onto believe that your reflection in a mirror was also part of our soul, so this was said to be unlucky if the mirror got broken, then your soul was broken.

Even though nowadays we know this isn't the case, but still believe it is unlucky to break a mirror, so this is a superstition.

If you are a superstitious person then you will most probably be very wary when the 13th falls on a Friday. 13 being an unlucky number and Friday being an unlucky day, but as the saying goes "unlucky for some", some actually believe 13 is a lucky number.

Some people go as far as staying at home on these days, as they are too afraid to venture out!

Other popular superstitions are;

â€ĸ Do not walk under a ladder
â€ĸ A rabbit's foot is good luck
â€ĸ Do not put new shoes on the table
â€ĸ A black cat crossing your path is lucky but in some countries it is unlucky.
â€ĸ Walking on the cracks on the sidewalks are said to be unlucky
â€ĸ Do not open an umbrella in the house, it is bad luck

Most people will have heard of some, if not all these superstitions - some will completely ignore them, but others won't want to take the chance.
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David Mathley answered
Never walk under a ladder, If a black cat crosses your path you are going to have bad luck. Step on a crack and break your mothers back.
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Anonymous answered
Umbrellas inside the house - you will drown the next time you swim; or, opening an umbrella indoors will bring you bad luck

No reds allowed - Don't wear red when there's lightning, or else it may strike you.

Broken reflection - 7 years of bad luck if you break a mirror.

Don't let a black cat cross your path; it will bring you bad luck

Find a penny, pick it up, all day long you'll have good luck

Rain on your wedding day is a good omen

Do not ride a bicycle if you're a woman because you will not get pregnant

When you are getting married, do not wear your wedding gown before the wedding or else your wedding will canceled

Hanging a horseshoe on a wall with ends pointing up brings good luck

Stepping on a crack in the sidewalk will break your mother's back.

Bathing at night is equal to a cup of blood loss.

Don't walk under a ladder or else you'll have bad luck

No peacock feathers indoors

Black Friday - Friday 13th

Carry a rabbit's foot for good luck (unless you are the rabbit concerned)

When you spill salt, throw some over your shoulder to prevent bad luck

Casting the evil eye will cause the bad luck to come back to you (karma)

Don't sweep at night or you'll have fewer blessings

Cover your mouth when you sneeze or else your soul will go out

Sleeping late at night can cause a decline in blood

Running at 6:00 - You might kick the dwarfs

Cover your mirror during thunder so that it will not break

Do not point with your hands at night or else your hands will get smaller

If one of your relatives dies and their eyes are still open, he or she is waiting for some of your family, relatives, or friends to die

Don't go to sleep at night with wet hair or else snakes will sleep with you

If you are pregnant, eat bananas so that you can have twins
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Anonymous answered
These are the examples of superstition

īƒ˜ When you spill salt, throw some over your shoulder to prevent bad luck
īƒ˜ When you see an ant, eat it to make your voice good
īƒ˜ Don't sweep at night or you'll have fewer blessings
īƒ˜ Cover your mouth when you sneeze or else your soul will go out
īƒ˜ Don't let a black cat cross your path; it will bring you bad luck
īƒ˜ Carry a rabbit's foot for good luck (unless you are the rabbit concerned)
īƒ˜ No peacock feathers indoors
īƒ˜ Rain on your wedding day is a good omen
īƒ˜ Don't sweep at night or you'll have fewer blessings
īƒ˜ If one of your relatives dies and their eyes are still open, he or she is waiting for some of your family, relatives, or friends to die
īƒ˜ If you are pregnant, eat bananas so that you can have twins
īƒ˜ After a Baptism, the parents and the newly christened child should rush out of the church ahead of the others.
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ANITA KAT answered
1) don't put your shoes on the table or you'll have bad luck.
2) if you cross a black cat you'll have bad luck.
3) if you spill salt-throw a pinch of it over your shoulder.
4) if you break a mirror,you'll have 7 years bad luck.
5) don't walk under a ladder.
6) if walking with someone,don't split down the middle if you come to a pole or anything that can
    cause you both to split up.walk around it together.
7) there's also a few religious superstitions that I'm not getting into.
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savvy uchiha answered
*don't let a bird fly into your house or one of your family members will die.
*don't open an umbrella in a house or you'll have bad luck.
* if your ears turn red it means that someone is talking about you behind your back.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Black cats are bad luck.
I suppose you could trip over a black cat in the dark and break your leg, but really the coat color of a cat has nothing to do with luck either way.
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I was driving home from work , and this huge owl swooped down on my ve-cile   and almost broke my windshield, it would of, if I didn.t   swear ve my truck.    Please what does this mean....
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Anonymous answered
If you look at granny porn you will Have good luck for 18 years and never get sick.

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