Good Luck Charms/Symbols

This page lists all the various symbols in the Good Luck Charms/Symbols category.

Something believed to bring good luck.

Symbols in this category:

Barnstar

A barnstar (or barn star, primitive star, or Pennsylvania star) is a decorative painted object or image, often in the shape of a five-pointed star but occasionally in a circular "wagon wheel" style, used to adorn a barn.

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Bat

Chinese lore claims the bat is a symbol of longevity and happiness, and is similarly lucky in Poland and geographical Macedonia and among the Kwakiutl and Arabs.

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Beckoning Cat

The famous image of the Maneki Neko or “beckoning cat” is an easily recognizable symbol of Chinese and Japanese culture.

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Chimney Sweep

* In Great Britain it is considered lucky for a bride to see a chimney sweep on her wedding day. Many modern British sweeps hire themselves out to attend weddings in pursuance of this tradition.

In Poland and Croatia chimney sweeps still wear the traditional all-black uniform with a black hat. It is considered good luck to rub or grasp one of your buttons if you pass one in the street.

As a Lucky symbol, depictions of chimney sweeps are a popular New Year's gift in Germany; either as small ornaments attached to flower bouquets or candy, e.g. marzipan chimney sweeps. Their traditional uniform is an all black suit with golden jacket buttons and a black tophat.

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Coral

Found primarily in warm and/or tropical waters, coral presents a somewhat enigmatic facade that nonetheless carries multiple symbolic meanings.

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Cricket

Crickets are popular pets and are considered good luck in some countries; in China, crickets are sometimes kept in cages.

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Double Happiness

The form of this symbol can vary slightly from case to case, but wherever it is seen, the meaning is always the same.

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Four-Leaf Clover

The four-leaf clover is an uncommon variation of the common, three-leaved clover. According to tradition, such leaves bring good luck to their finders, especially if found accidentally.

In addition, each leaf is believed to represent something: the first is for faith, the second is for hope, the third is for love, and the fourth is for luck.[

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Fu

An ancient symbol of good luck, the character fu is a popular motif throughout China.

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Hamsa

The hamsa (Arabic: خمسة‎ khomsah, also romanized khamsa, meaning lit. "five") is a palm-shaped amulet popular throughout the Middle East and North Africa, and commonly used in jewelry and wall hangings. Depicting the open right hand, an image recognized and used as a sign of protection in many societies throughout history, the hamsa is believed to provide defense against the evil eye.

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Horseshoe

When kept as a talisman, a horseshoe is said to bring good luck.

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Nazar

Believed to have originated in modern-day Turkey, the nazar is a type of amulet that can be seen, in varying forms, in countries all around the Mediterranean Sea.

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Orange (fruit)

This brightly colored citrus fruit was first cultivated in eastern Asia, but since has spread to many other parts of the world. While both the fruit itself and the peel are used in a variety of culinary traditions, oranges are also imbued with several different symbolic meanings.

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Palad Khik

This name of this suggestively shaped symbol translates as "honorable surrogate penis" and is closely associated with modern-day Thailand.

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Peach

In Chinese culture, peaches hold an exalted status, since they are strongly associated with the heavens and with eternal life.

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Wishbone

An American Thanksgiving Tradition. Two people pull on each side of a wishbone while making a wish, and when it breaks, the one who gets the larger part is said to have their wish granted.

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