The list of names of fears is a kind of fearful thing itself, because it means that the names had to come from people who were legitimately afraid of these things. In some cases that's scarier than being afraid in the first place. Here's a few of my favorites:

Apotemnophobia- Fear of persons with amputations.
Auroraphobia- Fear of Northern lights.
Blennophobia- Fear of slime.
Cacophobia- Fear of ugliness.
Hedonophobia- Fear of feeling pleasure.
Ithyphallophobia- Fear of seeing, thinking about or having an erect penis.
Novercaphobia- Fear of your step-mother.
Omphalophobia- Fear of belly buttons.
Phronemophobia- Fear of thinking. (How the hell do you stop thinking?)
Sesquipedalophobia- Fear of long words.
Walloonphobia- Fear of the Walloons. (These people)

Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia- Fear of long words.


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