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The Legends Behind the Ladybug

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 symbols of luck may vary from one culture to the next, the ladybug is a lucky emblem believed to bring good luck across the globe. 

According to an old European legend, the name “ladybug” originated in the Middle Ages, when the beetle was dedicated to the Virgin Mary. When pests plagued the crops of farmers, they prayed to the Virgin Mary, to save their lands. Shortly after, ladybugs appeared to defend the crops. The farmers called the little beetles “our lady’s birds” or lady beetles. 

If you're lucky enough to have a Ladybug land on you, always make a wish before letting it fly away. Some believe the brighter the red coat, the stronger the luck, and the number of spots correspond with the number of months (or years!) you’ll be blessed with luck.

Many cultures believe ladybugs come bearing luck and well-being. In France, when a ladybird lands on you, your ailments will soon be gone. In Belgium, if a ladybug crawls across a lady’s hand, she will be married soon. For Britons, ladybugs announce the nice weather. And Italian moms believe their child will live a life of luck if a ladybug lands on the baby’s cradle.

No matter where you live around the globe, these beautiful beetles are thought to bring happiness, relieve any worries, and help to grant your wishes and dreams. Get and give the luck with Lily the Ladybug. Shop here