The widest sources of most superstitions begin with some kind of religious practice and belief. Whether a comfort or fear many beliefs and practices still abound no matter in what part of your culture you may exist.
Superstition holds a fascination for us all and throughout our lives, whether we admit it or not, at one time or another we all give way to some level of belief.
Here are as many stories and answers as the author could find and there are some extraordinary origins. No matter where you are, there will be a belief or a saying associated with someone or something whatever you do.