424. Luck, Good
- albatross its presence portends good luck. [Br. Lit.: “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” in Norton, 597–610]
- bat symbol of good fortune; bat flesh imparts felicity. [Eastern Folklore: Mercatante, 182]
- carnelian brings luck; drives away evil. [Gem Symbolism: Kunz, 62–63]
- crossed fingers said to bring good luck to a person. [Western Folklore: Misc.]
- four-leaf clover indicates good luck. [Plant Symbolism: Jobes, 350]
- gypsum in egg shaped form, brings good fortune. [Gem Symbolism: Kunz, 80]
- horseshoe protective talisman placed over doors of churches, stables, etc. [Western Folklore: Leach, 505 ]
- Irish sweepstakes only lucky people win this famous lottery. [Irish Hist.: NCE, 1614]
- knock on wood to bring good luck and ward off bad luck. [Am. Folklore: Misc.]
- moonstone sacred stone; brings good fortune. [Gem Symbolism: Kunz, 97–98]
- new penny placing new penny in gift of purse brings recipient good luck. [Western Folklore: Misc.]
- penny finding one by chance in street brings good luck. [Western Folklore: Misc.]
- penny loafer placing penny in slot at top of shoe brings good fortune. [Am. Folklore: Misc.]
- Polycrates tyrant of Samos, known and feared for his proverbial good luck, though it is not permanent. [Gk. Hist.: Benét, 801]
- rabbit’s foot proverbial good luck charm. [Western Folklore: Misc.]
- red life-granting color; worn by brides and babies. [Asian Color Symbolism: Binder, 78]
- seven symbolizes good luck in ancient and modern societies. [World Culture: Jobes, 1421–1422]
- seventh son always a lucky or gifted person. [Western Folklore: Leach, 999]
- swastika ancient sign of good luck, often in the form of a charm or talisman. [Asiatic Culture: Brewer Dictionary, 1051]
- three symbolizes good luck; most holy of all numbers. [World Culture: Jobes, 1563–1566]
- Three Princes of Serendip adventures of three Ceylonese princes who continually discover things they are not looking for. [Persian Lit.: Benét, 915]
- white on red symbolizes good fortune. [Chinese Art: Jobes, 357]
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