A superstition is a belief in supernatural causality. It is the belief that one event (or object, or action) can cause another without there being any physical process linking the two.
Ideas such as rabbits feet bringing good luck, an apple a day keeping the doctor away, toads causing warts, or that a black cat crossing your path is a bad omen are all types of superstition.
Some superstitions can, in a way, be similar to some urban legends or the fact that at their core many urban legends come to form a lesson or a real world warning that has been packaged into a more threatening or intriguing tale. Some superstitions are just really bite sized urban legends.
Do you have any superstitious beliefs or know of some interesting ones?
And what of their origins (if you know them)?
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