The Good Luck Book
As the millennium approaches, good luck charms and symbols are more popular than ever, whether for health, happiness, money, protection, or good luck. Here is a comprehensive alphabetical listing of those age-old charms, as well as the history and superstitions surrounding them. Black-and-white drawings help identify symbols related to precious stones, religious saints, animals, and even food.
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Alexandrite amulets ancient Egypt ancient Egyptians attract aventurine became blue born bride bring bad luck bring good fortune bring good luck bring luck bring them luck burning calcite candles carry centuries ceremony Christian coin considered lucky cross cultures cure dates back death demons doorways ensure especially lucky eternity evil eye evil spirits fetishes fingers fire four-leaf clover gift gods Greeks gremlins hex signs horns horseshoe Hot Cross Bun knots known lapis lazuli ln ancient ln lndia ln the Middle lt is believed luck in love luck-bringer luckiest lucky charm lucky day lucky number magic mezuzah Middle Ages Native Americans necklace night patron saint petrified wood piece placed power to bring prevent protect quartz regarded ring scarab shape sneeze stone symbol talisman things thirteen tommyknocker tradition tree triangle triskaidekaphobia unlucky ward wear wearer wedding witches woman word wore worn zircon