25 good luck charms from all over the world

Since ancient times people tried to acquire amulets and talismans, which they believed (and still believe) protect against all kinds of hardships, bring money, luck and happiness. Some types of amulets are widely distributed and are found in many cultures, others are specific only to individual Nations.

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25 good luck charms from all over the world Source: publy.ru

25 good luck charms from all over the world

25. Acorn

The Vikings used to hold a single acorn on the windowsill to protect the house from lightning strikes that sends God of thunder Thor.

25 good luck charms from all over the world

24. The crocodile's teeth

According to the beliefs of some African peoples, the crocodile's teeth help to win in gambling.

25 good luck charms from all over the world

23. Bamboo

In Asian countries, you can receive a gift of bamboo sprout. It is believed that it brings good fortune to its owner. And according to the teachings of Feng Shui, if you place the pot with the bamboo shoot in the Eastern part of the room, it will improve circulation of qi energy.

25 good luck charms from all over the world

22. Triangle

The triangle is an ancient symbol with many meanings, the most common of which is the stability and sustainability. In addition, it represents three periods of the human life cycle: childhood, youth, old age.

25 good luck charms from all over the world

21. Cricket

Considered a symbol of good luck in many Asian cultures and the American Indians. He guards the house and warns of the danger of their chirping.

25 good luck charms from all over the world

20. Horseshoe

The horse thousands of years is considered to be faithful and strong to help us — perhaps that is why the horseshoe is considered as a thing that can help and bring good luck to the side of its owner. In many homes in different countries over the door you can see the nailed horseshoe, which serves as a talisman against all misfortunes.

25 good luck charms from all over the world

19. Kachina

The so-called doll American Indians, in which live spirits like different things. It is believed that these spirits help to obtain a rich harvest.

25 good luck charms from all over the world

18. Dreamcatcher

This is another magic item from the culture of the Indians, designed to protect the sleeper from bad dreams. According to legend, the first people to weave this amulet was the Indian Nokomis, which taught that a single spider in gratitude for their salvation. In the center of the design is left a hole through which to pass good dreams, and in the surrounding network are all bad dreams.

25 good luck charms from all over the world

17. Evil eye

In the middle East region to protect against the evil eye is an amulet, which usually looks like an eye inside the circle. Willing tourists buy local Souvenirs, although many people probably rely on his magical abilities.

25 good luck charms from all over the world

16. Scarab

The scarab was considered a sacred animal in Ancient Egypt, and charms depicting him are very appreciated. This insect represented in ancient Egyptian culture the rising sun and was associated with rebirth and transformation.

25 good luck charms from all over the world

15. Imperial lion guardian

Lion statues guardian can be found in many Asian countries, especially China. Most often they are placed in pairs near the main entrance of wealthy houses, temples or palaces, to protect the masters ' property from looters and thieves.

25 good luck charms from all over the world

14. Ladybug

According to popular belief, the ladybug brings prosperity and good fortune, especially if it was on your hand. And the young wife a number of dark spots on the back of the insect will tell you how many children she will have.

25 good luck charms from all over the world

13. Ankh

This ancient amulet was used by the pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, who wore it as a symbol of eternal life. In many ancient Egyptian drawings depicted the gods with the help of Ankh gave people an afterlife.

25 good luck charms from all over the world

12. Coins

Coins — this is a very common good luck symbol found in many cultures. Is a good sign to pick up the coin that had fallen up the eagle, and then wear it around his neck, hanging on a string. Coins are often put in the pocket of a new jacket or coat, purse and shoes.

25 good luck charms from all over the world

11. Dragon

The power of the dragon will go to the person who is showing him the talisman. It is believed that particularly useful to have such a magic item to people, building a career, because the dragon gives strong leadership qualities.

25 good luck charms from all over the world

10. Pig

In many countries of Europe and some countries of Asia, the pig represents prosperity and well-being. In Chinese mythology, the main qualities of the pigs are honesty and diligence. Not surprisingly, collecting the money made use of piggy banks in the form of this animal.

25 good luck charms from all over the world

9. Rabbit's foot

Rabbit's foot is a well — known mascot, but she will be back. Rabbits are associated with fertility, so wearing the feet, in addition to good luck, helps in the near future to become a father or mother.

25 good luck charms from all over the world

8. Laughing Buddha

Among all the Buddha images especially bringing great fortune and wealth are considered the laughing statues. On the recommendation of Feng Shui, the laughing God statue should be placed in the Western part of the house, and then she will grant you good health and prosperity.

25 good luck charms from all over the world

7. The wishing well

In many cultures it is customary to throw coins into wells and fountains. It was formerly believed that in this way you can appease the gods and protect the water source from drying out. You can also look at his reflection in the well and make a wish, and that it certainly was, to throw a coin in the waters.

25 good luck charms from all over the world

6. Three-legged toad

This talisman is also native to Asia. Toad usually keeps in his mouth a coin engraved with the kanji. To talisman worked and luck is not gone from you, do not put a toad so that she was facing the door leading out of the house.

25 good luck charms from all over the world

5. Ladder

It is considered very bad luck to pass under a ladder leaning against a wall or post. The resulting triangle symbolizes the Christian Holy Trinity, and such an act is considered an insult of the Holy family. However, if this happened, then return good luck and get a fix can, cross my fingers and spitting three times between steps.

25 good luck charms from all over the world

4. Cat's eye

Many people believe that this gemstone protects against the evil eye and eliminates the difficulties in life. It like to wear the players in gambling, which he kind of brings good luck and protects from large losses.

25 good luck charms from all over the world

3. Key

To unlock a locked door, or even the hiding place of the soul of another person using a properly sized wrench. According to ancient beliefs, the gods hear the prayers of a man who was a happy key. In Japan believe that the combination of three keys that unlocks the door to love, wealth and health.

25 good luck charms from all over the world

2. Elephant

Elephants bring good luck everywhere I wander, I think in many countries in the Asian region. Picture of a pair of elephants facing each other with raised trunks, are placed near the front door as a symbol of hospitality. And yet these mighty animals symbolize wisdom and longevity.

25 good luck charms from all over the world

1. Four-leaf clover

This unique plant is closely associated with Ireland, and although the chances of finding such a kind of clover is small — only 1 in 10,000, but if you're that lucky, then know that its four leaves represent luck, faith, hope and love.

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