Folklore and Superstition covers the topics of good luck, bad luck and uncommon wisdom. Discover more about topics like conspiracy theories, urban legends or voodoo.
From Gaia to Medusa: The Greek Mythology Quiz
Are you a fan of Greek mythology? Test your knowledge with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »
The Dark Fairy Tales Quiz
Once upon a time, you took a quiz that told of stepsisters dripping blood, cannibal queens and bludgeoned frogs. Welcome, my pretty, to HowStuffWorks. See more »
How Slender Man Works
This creepy Internet sensation might be just a 21st-century version of folklore. Figure out if Slender Man really drove kids to kill at HowStuffWorks. See more »
10 Folk Cures You Should Never Try
Family remedies can be chocked full of gold or simply best intentions. Learn which folk cures you should never try at HowStuffWorks. See more »
5 Superstitions With Oddly Rational Origins
Sometimes a superstition's origins are shockingly sensible — albeit a little outdated. View five superstitions that oddly rational to learn more. See more »
How accurate is Punxsutawney Phil?
Is Punxsutawney Phil the groundhog really accurate or is he secretly giggling at us? Find out if Phil can predict the weather. See more »
What are witch windows?
Witch windows are rather practical, but the folklore behind the name is a lot more interesting. Discover the story behind witch windows. See more »
Why are horseshoes considered to be lucky?
Horseshoes are a common lucky charm. Find out why horseshoes are considered to be lucky at HowStuffWorks. See more »
Why are wishbones supposed to be lucky?
Have you ever wondered why wishbones are considered lucky? Explore the superstitions and folklore behind wishbones. See more »
Where did the legend of Bloody Mary come from?
The 'Bloody Mary' ritual causes a ghastly apparition to materialize in a darkened room. Where did the Bloody Mary legend come from? Find out. See more »
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