St. Patrick’s Day just passed. The luck of the Irish comes to mind, wearing green so you do not suffer through the pinches, and so on are all associated while celebrating this religious saint. However, there are actually quite a few animals found around the world that are believed to be good luck and today, we at Carve Me A Bear! Chainsaw Carvings would like to share these lucky animals.
Most Powerful Good Luck Animal Charms
Rabbits: The rabbit symbolize fertility and prosperity in various cultures found in some parts of Northern Europe where the children are often gifted a white rabbit to ensure they would lead successful lives.
In the Western culture, mainly Britain and North American, many will say “rabbit, rabbit, rabbit” on the first day of the month for good luck. The rabbit’s foot, which is commonly carried as an amulet, is said to bring good luck all over the world.
Goldfish: Though it is common for people to think of short-term memory, the goldfish is connected to fertility and copiousness. In Ancient Greece, the goldfish was thought to bring good luck in relationships and marriage. It is a good luck charm all over the world, but primarily South Europe. Additionally, it is also one of the eight sacred symbols of the Buddha and in Slavic tales, catching a goldfish will grant your 3 wishes.
Frogs: Since they are associated with rain, frogs are considered luck, along with other reasons. They are believed to be an omen of rain, which will water crops. China, Japan, and other countries view the frog is among other good luck symbols. The frog is a symbol of fertility and safe travels in addition to the rain and prosperity.
Elephants: In quite a few cultures and religions, the elephant is a symbol of good luck. The Indian deity Ganesh as well as in Buddhism and India, this rings true. It is believed that the elephant brings good fortune to the house, love, protection, fertility, academic success and more.
Cats: In ancient Egypt, cats are revered as a sacred animal, and an omen of good luck in other cultures. Japanese have a common good luck figure and in Germany, if a black cat crosses your path, crossing from right to left is considered good luck.
Bugs & Beetles: In ancient Egypt, amulets in the shape of scarab beetles were extremely popular because they are connected to the sun God Ra and his life-giving powers. Additionally, the scarab beetle was lucky because it was the protector of one’s heart.
Mainly across Europe, the ladybug, is thought to bring good luck. If a ladybug lands on you in Russia and Serbia, for instance, is considered good luck. Before they fly off, you need to make a wish.
Pigs: From China to Germany, the pig is considered lucky around the globe. Since the Middle Ages, pigs have been considered a symbol of wealth.