Description: If you throw a coin into a fountain and make a wish, your wish will come true.
Origin: Pagan Europe
Wells, springs, and fountains have been credited with magical healing powers since ancient times. They were particularly sacred in pre-Roman Britain, and later many Christian Saints went about blessing them to claim them for the church.
Among the most famous claims is that if you throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain in Rome, then you will one day return to the Eternal City. This has become so popular with tourists that thousands of Euros in coins are extracted from the fountain every month, and distributed to Italian charities.
Throwing coins in the Trevi Fountain -
The Trevi Fountain, or Fontana di
Trevi in Italian
Note: These superstitions
were researched and written by Stuart Macfarlane (Website:
and Tom Metcalfe (Website:
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