Do you believe in luck or do you believe in lucky charms?
If you want to bring more luck and prosperity into your life, have a look at some of these lucky animal charms!
Horseshoes are one of the most popular lucky superstitions.
One legend says that horseshoes are lucky because they were made of iron. Cheeky fairies could not stand the touch of iron, so they shied away from houses that had them.
Another legend attributes lucky horseshoes to Saint Dunstan, a historical figure who died in 988 AD. According to the legend, Dunstan, who was a blacksmith, was commanded by the devil to shoe his horse. Instead, Dunstan nailed a horseshoe to the devil's foot and refused to remove it and ease the devil's pain until he received a guarantee that the devil would stay away from any house with a horseshoe on the door. Thus, any house with a horseshoe was guaranteed to be lucky.
Horseshoes points need to be facing north to promote good luck.
Ladybugs are very lucky worldwide and many cultures believe that they bring luck.
How can a ladybug bring you luck? Some cultures say that if a ladybug lands on you and you don't brush it off, your luck will improve. Others say that if a couple see a ladybug at the same time, they'll fall in love. In some countries, a ladybug crawling across a female's hand was a sign that she would be married soon. A large number of ladybugs in the spring was an indication to farmers that there would be a good harvest.
And not all ladybugs are created equal in the luck department; the deeper red their colour and the more spots they have, the luckier you'll be!
If you want to be luckier, be careful around these cheerful-looking insects, since killing a ladybug can bring you misfortune.
RABBITS FOOT - FAKE OF COURSE!
Lucky rabbit foot are popular symbols of luck...if you're into voodoo magic....
The original legend says that the left hind foot of a rabbit that is captured in a cemetery at night can ward off evil magic.
If you want to ward off evil spirits and you want to use a rabbits foot, make sure it's faux!
Attract luck and good fortune
Turtles and tortoises are also considered lucky, due to their long lifespans.
In Germany, lucky pigs are often given as tokens to wish friends and family a happy and lucky New Year.