Essay About Superstitions

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Introduction: Superstition is a belief that is not based on reasoning or scientific thinking and that explains the causes of events in ways that are connected to magic. In other words, is a blind belief that one believes without any reasons, experiences, nor scientifically. Every people around the world believe in one or the other superstition. Superstitions date back from Ancient Egypt and it is basically created by religions and legends. Primitive people were so obsessed with god that they try satisfying the gods with offerings, prayers, sacrifices, etc. Thus, it is fear which gave rise to superstition. Bad Luck: An example of bad fortune is the Friday the 13. Westerners still regard ’13’ as an unlucky number because of the famous painting…show more content…
Cats found themselves tangled up in the hunt, simply because many presumed witches had taken in alley cats as companions. The belief that the “companion” turned into “familiar,” and that witches could turn themselves into their cat companions became a persistent one, (even carrying over to America, where it was an indelible part of the Salem Witch Trials (in order to prowl streets unobserved became a central belief in America during the Salem witch hunts.) Even today the association of black cats and witches holds strong during Halloween celebrations, despite the holiday’s religious beginnings. Thus, an animal once looked on with approbation became a symbol of evil omens in some parts of the…show more content…
Women, who were suspected of practicing witchcraft were tied and burnt alive. Joan of Arc was burnt to death because she was regarded by the English men as a witch. Experiments are one to find out whether man has a soul, which leaves him when he dies. People are said to have confronted ghosts and apparitions. But it remains to be proved that ghosts do exist and possess the power, they are supposed to have. In some cases, there are scientific reasons behind superstitions. In South India, people apply sandalwood paste on their foreheads. There is because Sandalwood keeps the forehead cool. The common matters or actions of day-today life should not be looked at with a superstitious motive. There is nothing wrong with sneezing. It can come to a person at any time of the day. So, if it comes when one is about to go out, on should not complain. Similarly, when one goes out, it is very natural that he is asked as to where he is going. A cat crossing one path near one’s home means that one should check one’s kitchen.

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