The Great Depression era of the 1930s fostered a penchant for good luck objects, such as the trunk-up elephant, heart padlock and four-leaf clover pocket pieces or charms. People possess these charms because they believe that the objects will bring favourable conditions to their lives. Some good luck charms, such as four-leaf clovers, appeal more to men than women, according to newsblaze.com
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Horseshoes are linked to horses, which many cultures consider a lucky animal. The U-shape supposedly protects against evil and appears in the arches of churches, temples and mosques throughout the world. A horseshoe can hang with the prongs pointing upward to collect good luck, or it can hang downward to allow all the good luck to flow outward and around your home.
Men can wear boxers or neckties decorated with traditional symbols of good luck such as four-leaf clovers or horseshoes. Belief that a certain item of clothing can bring good luck dates back centuries, according to "Luck: The Essential Guide." Men often wear good-luck clothing items during important events when they want to perform well or win.
Laughing Buddha statues, with large, round bellies and a laughing face, represent abundance and peace. Otherwise known as Happy Buddhas and Fat Buddhas, they supposedly bring prosperity, happiness and good luck to their owners.
The Druids believed that four-leaf clovers would render evil beings visible so they could avoid their trickery. Each leaf of the four-leaf clover represents a specific aspect of fortune: fame, wealth, love and health. Four-leaf clovers are rare, and if you find one, you should carry it to bring prosperity. If you put it inside of your shoe, the next person (of your gender preference) you meet will be your future spouse.
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