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Superstitions around the world

  1. 1. Superstitions around the world
  2. 2. -“Fear of what is unknown and mysterious.” -Belief that some events bring good or bad luck. -"beliefs, or half-beliefs that lead to ignorance, fear, or belief in magic." WHAT ARE SUPERSTITIONS?
  3. 3. Most people have heard the saying that if a black cat crosses your path its bad luck (if you haven’t well now you have). This superstition finds it’s origin in the middles ages due to the misconstrued belief that single women (usually elderly) who associated themselves with many cats where actually witches who could become cats themselves. Thus a black cat crossing your path could actually be a witch. Black cats, bad luck
  4. 4. Friday the 13th has been a source of superstition ever since the 19th century. Though it’s origin is shrouded in speculations and theories, it’s impact is quite evident. Many people will purposely avoid doing anything significant (like business meetings, socials, banquets, etc) due to the belief that the day is cursed and its a source of ill fortune.
  5. 5. Don't chew gum at night (In Turkey) Fancy freshening up before a night out? Stick to mouthwash in Turkey. Harry Oliver, author of Black Cats and Four Leaf Clovers, says that the Turkish believe that "if you're chewing gum at night in Turkey, you're actually chewing the flesh of the dead". Eeeww Told ya!
  6. 6. - TEA ► Finding undissolved sugar at the bottom of your tea cup indicates that someone has a huge crush on you. That's sweet. Or is it just the 'sugar' at the bottom of the cup that's sweet? ► If you spill tea while preparing it, it means your luck is picking up pace. Turn up the heat! - COFFEE ► Girls, if you spill coffee while drinking it, that means your lover is thinking of you. ► People, if you drop the cup from which you are drinking your coffee, that spells bad luck. Watch out butterfingers!
  7. 7. Breaking a mirror is believed to be the bearer of death, because the image is broken into pieces. It is thought that this belief is based on the idea that a mirror captures part of your soul. So if a mirror is broken a part of your soul is broken too. Also popular mythology says that if you break a mirror you will carry with you at least seven years of bad luck.
  8. 8. The End ! 
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