Maybe you suffer from Paraskevidekatriaphobia.
What’s that you say?
Definition: a persistent, irrational fear of Friday the 13th
If you’re superstitious, walking through the streets can feel like navigating a field of landmines. Don’t let a blackcatcross your path. Step on a crack and break your mother’s back. And never walk under a ladder!
We all know about black cats walking in front of us, broken mirrors, and walking under ladders. But when and where did these superstitions originate?
Breaking a mirror brings seven years of bad luck. It so happened that in both Ancient Greece and the Roman Empire that is between 2,000 and 2,700 years ago: reflected images were thought to have mysterious powers. It is likely in one of these times and places that the broken mirror superstition began.
Bad luck and black cats. It’s said that the story began when a black cat was seen running into a…
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