SYMBOLS OF LUCK

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#1. This animal is a symbol of love, wealth, health and longevity. In some cultures, this animal figurine is placed near the entrance to the house to ensure longevity and luck to those who pass through.

Placing an elephant at the front door of your house is believed to bring good luck to your home. If the elephant has a lifted trunk it represents prosperity, good luck, abundance and victory.

#2. The four-leaf clover is an ancient symbol of Luck that stems from folklore. What country did it originate from?

St. Patrick, an Irish saint was known for trying to convert the Irish into Christians.  He used the shamrock to explain to the Irish people about the holy trinity with each leaf representing the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The three leaves of a shamrock are also said to stand for faith, hope and love. A fourth leaf is where we get the luck from and has become not only a symbol of luck but of Ireland as well.

#3. Rainbows are considered lucky because of the legend that says that if you dig at the end of a rainbow, you'll find what?

According to Irish Folklore, leprechauns hide their gold in a pot at the end of a rainbow.  When you see a rainbow in the sky, follow it to its end and start digging, you may be lucky enough to find where the leprechaun has hidden his pot of gold.

#4. Some people say that not just any penny lying on the ground is lucky, but that lucky pennies must be found?

“Find a penny, pick it up and all the day, you will have good luck.” Some people believe it’s only good luck to pick up a penny if heads is showing. A penny with the tails side up should be turned over for another person to find.

#5. This animal was revered by numerous Native American cultures. The creature was also thought to have strong supernatural powers of good, based on its ability to hibernate throughout the winter.

The Native Bear Symbol represents strength, family, vitality courage and health. The bear is thoughtful and independent, with little need for fellowship. The bear is also self-contained and strong-willed in nature. You can see a lot of Native American art and legends filled with the symbol and stories of bears.

#6. Many people consider the pig an unclean animal, in this culture it is a symbol of wealth and luck.

The Chinese sees the pig as a symbol of wealth and fortune.  Pig statues, charms, and candy are sold by the thousands to attract money and wealth. This is why we use the  piggy bank is the worldwide symbol of money.

#7. What animal symbolizes good luck and fortune and is the logo for the Indianapolis Colts?

Horseshoes have long been a symbol of luck and protection which makes it the perfect symbol for the Indianapolis Colts.  Hanging a horseshoe upwards in a “U” shape above your door is considered to keep evil away and bring good luck to your home.

#8. What animal’s name should you repeat 3 times in a row on the first day of the month for good luck?

The rabbit is the most popular symbol of good luck in Western Culture.  Good luck will follow you the whole month if you repeat, “Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit” on the first day of every month.

#9. The unicorn is this country’s national animal and is considered a symbol of strength and purity.

The mythical creature is a symbol of strength and purity and in many parts of the world, it is considered a bringer of good luck.  Today wearing a small unicorn or keeping a unicorn porcelain statue in your home can try to attract its positive qualities and good luck.

#10. This animal is a symbol of Good Fortune and can bringing 10,000 years of happiness.

The tortoise symbolizes a long life, wisdom and peace and years of happiness.  In China it is one of the 4 sacred symbols.

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