Superstitions & Legends

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The Thirteen Club's Campaign Against Superstition

A group of men gathered in New York to form an organization to banish superstition.

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A Field Guide to Fairies: The Alp-Luachra

This obscure creature from Irish folklore was believed by some to be the cause of mysterious thinning illnesses and abdominal pain. Crawling into its victim's mouth while they are asleep by a stream, this being makes a home in their host's belly and feeds on any meals they should eat.

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Bridget Cleary: Burned as an Irish Fairy

The death of an Irish woman in the late 19th century had strong ties to the occult.

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Folklore and Mythology About the Moon From the Philippines

From moon-eating beasts to lunar deities, this article covers how the moon shows up in folklore and mythology from the Philippines.

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Old Wives' Tales and Superstitions About Body Parts

If you want to learn more about some superstitions associated with body parts, read on.

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50 Good Luck Symbols and Signs From Around the World

Discover lucky signs and symbols from all over the world. Some symbols ward off evil and some items protect people from curses. Here are 50 of the most spectacular good luck symbols and charms from various cultures and regions of the world.

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The Superstitions of Japan

Like any country, Japan has many superstitions that have been passed down over time in order to protect their children, shape society, and instill teachings to build culture and improve behavior. Learning these superstitions can truly help one to understand Japan more clearly.

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10 Superstitions and Their Meanings

I grew up in a home rife with superstition. It seemed as though unseen entities bent on wreaking havoc in our lives were always within earshot. Fortunately, there were ways to ward off bad luck before it happened. The following are a few examples of superstitions and how they can be interpreted.

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Mythologies of the Moon Are Mostly Wrong

The moon is believed by many to have an influence on our physical and mental condition; it doesn’t.

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The Flat-Earth Fallacy

Why is the misguided belief that the Earth is flat on the increase?

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Which Finnish God Are You? The Powers of Tapio, Ahti, and Ukko

Finnish mythology encompasses very deep, shamanic layers. Deities were known for their unique attributes and domains, each one ruling a different element. Which Finnish god are you?

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The Norse King's Sorcerous Daughter

This is a Scottish folktale set during the times of Viking raids around the Western Isles—pitches Norse magic against that of the local Gaelic inhabitants.

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Sabrina: Fair Goddess of the Severn

The River Severn is the longest in Great Britain and it has its own goddess—Sabrina (also called Hafren, Habren, Habrenna, and Unla). In this article, we'll learn about the legends of this great river and its goddess.

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Shapeshifting Dragons of Folklore: Three Love Stories

Dragons sometimes take human form and beguile humans into a romantic affair. Dragons are generous and tender lovers; however, you must keep your promises. Enjoy three stories of dragon love.

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Fear the Mirror: The Legend of Bloody Mary

Is it something sinister, a morbid rite of passage, or merely the figment of an overactive imagination? To the foreboding terror of many pre-teen girls, Bloody Mary is the reflection in the mirror.

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The Origins and Meanings Behind Our Most Common Superstitions

Many people hold at least one superstitious belief. Do you? Find out the reasons behind our most paranoid practices.

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What Is the Philadelphia Experiment? The Case of the Vanishing Ship

Vanishing ships, government conspiracies, and science that sounds a lot like fiction, the Philadelphia Experiment is full of mystery and intrigue.

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Why Do People Cover Mirrors and Stop Clocks When Someone Dies?

I remember a scene in the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes" when a lady named Ruth passed away from cancer. A superstitious character named Sipsey covered the mirror in the room and stopped the clock. But why? Here I share what I learned when I explored superstitions surrounding death.

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Philadelphia Experiment: Proof of Time Travel and Teleportation?

Discover the strange story of the Philadelphia Experiment,and the conspiracy to hide proof of time travel and teleportation.

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Mythological Dogs: Anubis, Gaueko, and Shisa

Discover the stories behind three of the world's legendary canines—Anubis, Gaueko, and Shisa. One is feared, one protects, and one is worshiped—read on to find out which is which.

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Mother Goddess in Comparative Mythology

Throughout time, many cultures have worshiped the image and concept of a mother goddess. Find out how this goddess manifested in many cultures around the world.

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Danu, Goddess of Water, Sailors, Fertility, Agriculture, and Motherhood

An introduction to the Celtic goddess Danu, Mother of the Fairies.

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The Top 40 Conspiracy Theorists (A Complete List)

Finding a good list of conspiracy theorists and conspiracy researchers can be hard to come by, so we took a serious and well-informed approach to bring you the very best list of conspiracy theorists that is available on the Internet.

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10 of the World's Most Famous Legends

History is full of legends that continue to mystify and entertain throughout the centuries. These legends come from cultures all over the world—some are held as strong beliefs, while others have faded away with time.

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Did Giants Once Walk the Earth?

Legends throughout the world have spoken of a race of giants that once walked the Earth. Is there any truth these stories? Did giants actually exist in the remote past?

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Aphrodite: Greek Goddess of Love and Beauty

Aphrodite is the Greek goddess of love and beauty. She married the god of war and gave birth to Cupid. Do not let her loving nature fool you, however, for her type of love is what we would more often call lust.

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Indian Superstitions, Beliefs, and Hindu Astrology

Like any other country, India has its own beliefs and superstitions. This article will help you expand your knowledge of the culture and understand how these beliefs came to be.

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Legends of the Bermuda Triangle

Many mysteries surround the Bermuda Triangle, and there are many theories that have been developed to explain those mysteries. From natural causes to alien abductions, here we explore the possible explanations for this mysterious place.

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Why Do People Believe in Superstitions?

After all this modernization and enlightenment that has taken place, superstitious beliefs still persist in our societies. The question remains as to why this is?

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Explore Bird Superstitions and Myths

There are many legends and myths about birds. Learn more about bird superstitions, including some of the myths surrounding pelicans, owls, ravens, magpies, blackbirds, doves, and pigeons.

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10 Interesting Myths and Legends About the Moon

The moon is a powerful force of nature. Just step outside in the middle of the night, when the sky is clear and the moon is full, and look at it for a moment. You'll feel the incredible energy that inspired so many cultures to tell stories of its power.