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The Magic of the Horseshoe: A Collection of Folklore, Myths and Superstitions #2020

The Magic of the Horseshoe A Collection of Folklore Myths and Superstitions Superstitions still have a firm hold in cultures all across the world and have inspired countless books and films across the ages But where did so many of them come from and how do myths and beliefs d

  • Title: The Magic of the Horseshoe: A Collection of Folklore, Myths and Superstitions
  • Author: Robert Means Lawrence
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 329
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The Magic of the Horseshoe: A Collection of Folklore, Myths and Superstitions By Robert Means Lawrence, Superstitions still have a firm hold in cultures all across the world and have inspired countless books and films across the ages But where did so many of them come from and how do myths and beliefs differ from country to country Publishing on Friday 13th, discover this 1899 gem full of interesting facts and packed with titbits Find out why people throw salt over theirSuperstitions still have a firm hold in cultures all across the world and have inspired countless books and films across the ages But where did so many of them come from and how do myths and beliefs differ from country to country Publishing on Friday 13th, discover this 1899 gem full of interesting facts and packed with titbits Find out why people throw salt over their shoulder, why you should never open a theatre on Friday in France and whether it is luckier to sneeze towards the left or the right And why the number thirteen is considered so unlucky Lawrence s fascinating work traces the origins of common superstitions through time and civilisations, tracking how they evolved Why not dip in and out and see how many have endured to the present day You will finally be able to answer important questions such as whether a horseshoe on the door can protect you from plague Why do people say bless you when you sneeze Or find out what condition can apparently be cured by putting salt in the hems of a young boy s trousers and making him look up the chimney Or you could even finally settle the question about whether black cats are good or bad luck

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    1 thought on “The Magic of the Horseshoe: A Collection of Folklore, Myths and Superstitions

    1. This is a re print of a book that was published in 1898 The author has collected snippets of folklore on different aspects the horseshoe, salt, sneezing, animals, numbers, etc mostly from Europe but with a few examples elsewhere too These are really interesting and entertaining, but since there are no references, it doesn t really pass the requirements for an academic study today But it s a fun read anyway

    2. I stopped this after a couple of chapters Although at first it was quick to flick through the dry facts after a while it was painful to read I think something like this should be written in of a story style narrative such as the books of Bill Bryson The author had obviously done the research but the repetitive facts made it difficult to stay engaged.

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