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The number of magpies you spot will determine whether you enjoy good or ill fortune.
Thanks to Judas Iscariot, spilled salt is associated with treachery and lies.
If you do spill salt, a pinch thrown over your left shoulder is supposed to blind the devil waiting there.
According to Norse folklore, the oak tree was the symbol of the hammer-wielding Thor, god of thunder and lightning.
Seven years bad luck seems a steep price to pay for a common household accident such as breaking a mirror, but that’s nothing compared to the loss of your soul.
Superstition has it that a person’s soul can be seen in their reflection, and if you shatter a mirror then your soul is shattered too.
Are you the sort of superstitious character who avoids wandering under ladders?