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Superstitions began long ago with early man, who was looking for answers to natural phenomena such as lightning, thunder, eclipses, birth and death. Since he did not hve enough knowledge about the laws of nature so he developed his own unseen beliefs. He observed that animals are informed early before any incident, so he thought that spirits were telling secret warnings to them. Since their daily life was full of so many tensions, that they assumed that the world is full of evil powers as compared to the good ones. It explains why most superstitious beliefs involve protecting a person from evils and unknown sprits. There are thousands and millions of superstitions varying from cultural superstitions to regional superstitions and from regional to individual superstitions. Now we will look at some common superstitions that are practiced and believed in many parts of the world. There’s no exact information that How they spread? Why people believe them? What are their historical background and many other questions like this. But first we will find out how these superstitions started: THE FIRST SUPERSTITIOUS BELIEFS According to archaeologists Neanderthal man was the first one to practice and produce such beliefs. They started it 50,000 years ago. They were the first human who used to burry their dead ones instead of just leaving them alone. They believed in an after life as they burry their loved ones with food weapons and several other things of there common use.
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HORSESHOE It was introduced by Greek in the western culture in the 4 th century. Greek considered horse shoe as a symbol of luck for them. They thought it was strong because it was made of iron and its shape was like a crescent moon which is a symbol of fertility. So they thought that this will protect them from evil things. From Greek this belief it was transferred to roman and later on to christans who still practice it. Still many christens use to hang a horse shoe on the top of their front door in order to be protected from evil. BREAKING A MIRROR Breaking a mirror is one of the most widespread bad luck superstitions that is still in existence. It started long before the glass mirrors were made. The mirrors used by ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Hebrews were made up of polished metals which were unbreakable. In the 6 th century B.C., the Greeks started making mirrors of shallow glass or earthenware bowls filled with water. They believed that it will reveal the future of the person
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