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What’s your good luck charm?
Luck is what you make it. So what makes you feel lucky? (Here’s how some famous charms came to be so charming.)
Four-leaf clovers were ancient Celtic charms, presumed to offer magical protection against bad luck. In the Middle Ages, some people believed carrying such a clover could help them see fairies.
A struggling shopkeeper in Japan took in a starving cat. In gratitude, the cat sat in front of the shop, bringing in customers by waving its paw. Thus the lucky cat, symbol of prosperity, was born.
Ancient folklore held that metals like copper were gifts from the gods, imbued with power to ward off evil. Finding a penny after rainfall meant that it was just sent from above by a benevolent deity.
Legend has it that in 959 AD, the devil visited St. Dunstan (an Irish blacksmith at the time), demanding a new horseshoe. Dunstan nailed a red hot shoe to Satan's hoof. The evil one howled in pain and begged Dunstan to remove the shoe. Dunstan obliged, but only after the devil promised never to enter a door over which a horseshoe was hanging for luck.
During the Middle Ages, aphids and other ravenous bugs were ruining crops. Farmers prayed to Our Lady the Virgin Mary for help. Small beetles appeared, feasting on the destructive insects and saving the crops. The farmers called the beetles "our lady's birds," which then came to be known as "ladybugs." Originally a good omen for farmers, they are now a symbol of good luck for all.