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The Legends Behind the Four-Leaf Clover

by Luckables Staff |

Lucky symbols have many different interpretations. In this blog series, you'll learn about some of the myths and stories behind these highly recognized symbols of luck. We hope you enjoy learning the backstory of how your Luckable earned its lucky status.


Although the origins date back to Ireland, the four-leaf clover is a universally accepted symbol of luck. All over the world, people hope for that 1 : 10,000 chance of finding this rare and magical clover. The four leaves of the clover are good omens for faith, hope, love, and luck.

How the four-leaf clover became a status of luck can be traced back to Eve and the Garden of Eden. According to this well known legend, it's believed that when Adam and Eve were leaving the Garden of Eden, Eve plucked a four-leaf clover  to remind her of happy days. For generations of people, finding one in their own garden brought the same kind of happiness.

The Druids (Celtic priests) are also believed to have elevated the four-leaf clover to a symbol of luck. They believed these rare clovers helped ward off evil spirits and provided security and protection. Children in the Middle Ages also believed that if they carried a four-leaf clover, they would be able to see fairies.

The first literary reference to suggest a four-leaf clovers good fortune was made in 1620 by Sir John Melton: "If a man walking in the fields find any four-leaved grass, he shall in a small while after find some good thing."

Since finding a real four-leaf clover is such a rare occurrence, the mystique of this clover continues to this day. That said, if you're lucky enough to find a four-leaf clover, keep looking! Apparently, if a clover plant produces four leaves, it's more likely to produce more. Get and give the luck with Lucky the Dog. Shop here