The Encyclopedia of Superstitions
ISBN: 0738712779
EAN13: 9780738712772
Language: English
Publication Date: February 8, 2008
Pages: 336
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.10" L x 7.40" W
Weight: 1.30 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Book Overview
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