People fear what they don't understand, so "superstitions", have evolved as a form of protection, or as warnings of bad luck to come. 10 Questions.
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Which superstition stems from the old belief that your reflection represents your soul, so if the reflection is disturbed it is harmful to your soul?
Making waves on still waters
Breaking a Mirror
Keeping boiled water in a bedroom
Spilling water collected from a spring
The age-old belief that a triangle is a symbol of life, and that walking through any triangular shape was considered to be tempting one's fate led to which superstition?
Violation of the Holy Trinity
Never eat the blackbird’s beak
Walking under a Ladders
Which tradition originates from the belief that trees were the homes of the gods and, when in need of some good luck, one politely mentioned this wish to a tree and then knocked on the bark?
Knocking on Wood
Carrying acorns in a pocket
Decking the halls with boughs of Holly
What's the date if you couple the Christian claim that satanic ceremonies involve 12 witches & 1 devil, with the facts that Friday saw Adam & Eve banished, the Great Flood begin & Christ die?
Friday the 13th
Which bad omen derives from the medieval belief that black cats were the companions of witches and, after 7 years, would turn into witches, devils or demons themselves?
A black cat entering your house
Eating a black cat stir-fry
Killing a black cat
A black cat crossing your path
Druidic belief that the dead rise on October 31st and frighten villagers (who then try to protect their homes with offerings of fruits & nuts) led to which latter day practice?
Trick or treating
Hanging holly wreathes on doors
During the sixth century sneezing was a sign that a person was going to die of the plague, so the Pope passed a new law that still lives today… in which saying?
"Use a hankerchief"
"Farewell my friend"
Widely used for medicinal purposes in the middle ages, you should prevent sickness by throwing salt over your left shoulder (to strike nasty spirits in the eye), if you do what?
Use salt for cooking
Gargle with salted water
Open a new packet of salt
Because rabbits are such prolific breeders, they became a symbol of fertility. Regularly rubbing what charm was said to provide good luck, good crops, many children, and prosperity?
A rabbit's ear
A rabbit's foot
A rabbit's tail (bob)
Stemming from the idea that an umbrella is a protector against the storms of life, what should you not do lest the household guardian spirits might be insulted and leave in a huff?
Stand an umbrella on its handle
Take an umbrella beyond the hallway
Roll an umbrella before it’s dried
Open an umbrella Indoors
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