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This booklet compiles in encyclopedia form, everything from Animal superstitions–such as the well known cat superstitions–say, what it means to see a cat washing behind its ears, to the ubiquitous black cat legends–to lesser known ones such as the meaning of foxes, how goldfish might affect your life, and even horses. Some other superstitions she covers here are the superstitions surrounding various flora, superstitions once used to portend a person’s future love life and familial situations, and even ways to keep away unwanted visitors.
Olde Worlde Magic: Superstitions and Lore by Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc is a fun little tome, either for a rainy day, for curiosity’s sake, or, for the writers among you, to add a little flavor to your stories.
To learn more about Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc see her website.