Superstition Essay

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SUPERSTITIONS MEANING OF THE WORD AND ITS ORIGIN: Superstition is a blind belief that one believes without any reasons, experiences, nor scientifically. It is supposedly responsible for the causes of connected events to magic.Everyone around the world believes in one or the other superstition. Superstition origins in Ancient Egypt and it was created based religious beliefs, myths, and legends. People were so obsessed with the deities that they satisfy them with offerings, prayers, sacrifices. Therefore, it created fear which gave rise to unfounded belief. Superstitions might serve a purpose or not, depend on one's belief. Even though superstitions can make some good or harmful fortune, sometimes it creates contradicting luck. BAD LUCK:…show more content…
This superstition goes back to the ancient Romans who believed the reflection of a person in a mirror is actually one's soul. Back in those times, the human soul was linked to your future. They would take what they saw in a mirror and predict one's future. Therefore, if one breaks a mirror, then one shatters their future and have a cycle of bad health. The Romans believed that it there were cycles of health that lasted 7 years. Since the number 7 represents perfection, security, safety and rest, the Romans assume it is the right number that the curse is released. Nevertheless, there is a way to prevent this bad luck. Accordingly to the Romans, if one brings the pieces outside and buries them under the moonlight, then those 7 years of bad luck no longer…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 transform themselves into their cat companions from a belief comes from a folklore. The story involves a father and his son in Lincolnshire around the 1560s. It says they were traveling one moonless night when a black cat crossed their path and dove into a crawl space. They threw rocks at the poor creature and then the injured cat scurried into a woman’s house, who was suspected of being a witch. On the following of next day, the father and son past by the same woman. As they looked at her, they noticed she was limping and bruised and believed that to be more than just a coincidence. From that day on in Lincolnshire, it was thought witches could transform into black cats at night. Black cats are considered bad luck, as well in other folklores like the Cat Sith. It is a fairy from the Scottish Folklore who have the ability to steal a dead person’s soul before the gods could claim it. That belief led to the creation of night-and-day watches called the “Late Wake” to guard bodies just before burial. Also from the Norse legend of Freya, the goddess of love and fertility, whose chariot was pulled by two black

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