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Why Is a Cricket a Sign of Good Luck? Crickets have played a strong role throughout Chinese, Japanese and Native American cultures as a symbol of good fortune, vitality and prosperity. Read more: Why Is a Cricket a Sign of Good Luck? |

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Japanese Good Luck Symbol Calligraphy Necklace Pendant (PD0191)

Japanese Good Luck Symbol Calligraphy Necklace Pendant (PD0191)

Mandala - In Native American culture, mandellas symbolize Prosperity, Good Health and Happiness. Initially used as a war shield it symbolizes good luck. All within the circle of life, it is made of hides, leather, wool, beads and feathers and protects the dwelling holder against bad spirits.

Acorn: During the Norman Conquest, the English carried dried acorns to protect themselves from the brutalities of the day. Considered to be an emblem of luck, prosperity, youthfulness and power, the Acorn is a good luck symbol indeed! It also represents spiritual growth

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Heiwa Fukurou (Lucky Peace Owl) print

In Japan, Fukurou (Owls) are a traditional symbol of good luck, and are given as gifts, souvenirs and piggy banks. The connection of the owl and luck in Japanese culture is steeped in tradition, but can be connected semantically to the sounds of the Japanese word for owl: "kurou" means trouble, "fu" basically means not or no -- so you're lucky if you have "no trouble". The yellow coloring of the owl symbolizes peace.

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Good Luck Symbols and Their Meanings

Rich or poor, happy or sad, the only thing that binds us together is luck. While we believe luck favors a few, all of us try our level best to be the lucky ones. To garner luck, each of us ensures we have a lucky symbol close at hand. Let's decipher the meaning of these lucky symbols in this Buzzle article.

Dreamcatchers, from Native American culture, are considered good luck, because they catch the negative images from dreams.

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Wooden Viking Rune Symbol of LUCK on canvas

Viking Symbol of Luck.. hmm viking symbols as tattoos?

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Cute crane with Japanese lucky charms pendant necklaces for women: A white Japanese-style crane surrounded by Japanese symbols of good luck: plum blossoms, pine trees, and bamboo leaves. Cranes are the symbols of happiness, love, peace, and longevity. Gift idea for birthday, wedding, mother's day, or any other good luck occasions #goodluck

Floral Amulets are one of the most ancient forms of magic, having long been used in spiritual traditions worldwide. Commonly in the form of pendants, symbols and charms, they convey power and energy to the wearer. Amulets are charged with a specific purpose, such as protection or good luck.

In traditional folk religion, the Egg is a powerful symbol of fertility, purity and rebirth. It is used in magical rituals to promote fertility and restore virility; to look into the future, to bring good weather, encourage the growth of crops and protect both cattle and children against misfortune, and ward off the evil eye. In England, a gift of a white Egg is considered lucky, but a brown Egg, not only brings luck, but happiness as well. (Encyclopedia of Religion)