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A charm or lucky charm is generally a small ornament usually (dangling) from a bracelet or chain. It could be a symbol, an animal likeness, beads, or any number of things that generally the wearer may believe will bring him or her good luck — or in some cases ward off bad luck. Sometimes you might see a little pin on someone’s blouse, sweater or shirt. These too just might be a good luck charm for the person wearing it.

It is unclear when the wearing of good luck charms started. They may have started as a type of amulet to ward off bad luck and evil spirits. How many so-called good luck charms actually became to be associated with good luck or to ward off bad luck are unknown or unsubstantiated, while the history of others is known, some with different versions of why the charm brings good luck.

Back in the pre-historic period, jewelry charms would be made from shells, animal-bones and clay. Also there is evidence from Africa that shells where used for adornments around 75,000 years ago.

In Germany intricately carved mammoth tusk charms have been found from around 30,000 years ago. In ancient Egypt charms were used for identification and as symbols of faith and luck.

‘Charm’ – which means the power to effect work without employing brute force – is indispensable to women. Charm is a woman’s strength just as strength is a man’s charm.

~ Henry Ellis

 

“There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable.”

~ Mark Twain

From very ancient times until now people have been wearing charms. Some wear them because they believe they will bring them good luck. Others because they are said to ward off evil spirits, some because they look nice or are fashionable, yet others wear them for reasons unknown.

Regardless of your reasons for wearing them or not, there is a long history of beliefs surrounding many a good luck charm. Nowadays many good luck charms are sold as commercial ventures – to make money, so the real history behind lucky charms is either unknown or a minor factor is buying a charm or wearing one.

We have dug a little deeper to bring you more information on some of the lucky charms you may see or even use yourself.

Here are some questions and answers submitted to Yahoo Answers website. See what some people are asking and thinking about good luck charms.

 

Good Luck Charm Questions

Donna asks…

A fortune cookie as a gift?

Do you girls think this is sweet if you buy a fortune cookie for a girl? And inside that cookie is a note that reads something sweet or whatever.

My quote from “rich boy – good things” the song.

Good Things Don’t Last Forever Baby
Something Bout You Gurl That Drives Me Crazy
Ain’t No Ifs And Buts Or Maybes
You’ll Always Be My Friend

You Will Always Be
You Will Always Be
Say You’ll Always Be
My Friend”

Just to let you know I’m a friend of her, and yes I kinda like her, lol… I’m quitting my job and I want to give her this as a gift, so is this something sweet or not?

Suzi Q answers:

Yes Thats Sweet. Go For It hope She Likes It!





Lizzie asks…

Is it possible to re-charge a good luck charm?

I have had a couple of charms I happened upon that are not working for me lately, is it possible to re-charge them. If so please provide the ritual instructions that worked for you.

Suzi Q answers:

If they are truly your talisman, they work because you believe they work. You are the one who has empowered them. What caused you to lose faith in them? Maybe it is time to move on to something else. Sometimes when we ‘come upon’ something, it is not meant to be for a lifetime and it is not really ours. Do some soul-searching before you do any rituals please.





Ken asks…

whats the strangest good luck charm you ever heard of?

there was a survey and the most popular is lucky pants
but i know you can do better

Suzi Q answers:

Have you ever seen Dead Presidents?**spoilers**

Bokeem Woodbine’s character cut the head off an enemy soldier and carried it around for good luck. I’ll bet that stank!





Linda asks…

KitKat for good luck?

I found the following info in Wikipedia.
“Kit Kats have also become very popular in Japan, a phenomenon attributed to the coincidental similarity between the bar’s name and the Japanese phrase kitto katsu, which roughly translates to “You will surely win!” This has reportedly led to parents and children buying them for school examination days as a sort of good luck charm.”

Is this true of all KitKat or just the white ones?

Suzi Q answers:

It doesn’t matter any kind of KitKat, however, there are special limited version for examinee during exam season.

Http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=cy0xw0lKhKI

It is just a kind of fashion of course since several decade ago in Japan.





Donna asks…

Is seeing a OWL in my yard 3 nights in a row a good omen?

Random i know.. but i have been seeing this Owl in my backyard everynight i go out for my smokeo! Hes sitting right near our house.. and just looks at us. We have NEVER seen a owl near any of our houses, and we live near a fast food chain so its quite loud an bright.

Can anyone shed any light on it for me? We have been having trouble concieving and was hoping the owl may be the good luck charm we need.

Thanks guys in advance for your answers… and if anyone says go to the doc re: the baby stuff we have been… no smart ass answers please.
hahaha true to both comments.. we do have mice.. and i hope we have a letter from hogwarts.. could be exciting conversing with harry and the gang.
hahah, sorry for the silly question – i guess its a good looking creature so ill just enjoy it till he leaves.

Thanks 😉

Suzi Q answers:

Probably means you have rats.

ADDED:

Why the TD? An owl is not going to hang out where there isn’t any prey, and there’s probably a good supply due to the fast food place. It’s only a good thing to have nature do the work rather than set out poison. And they’re pretty.





Richard asks…

What are some good luck charms or rituals?

Or things that are bad luck and how to counteract the bad luck.

My niece turns 13 on Friday the 13th (August) and we are using good and bad luck as a theme.

Suzi Q answers:

A four leaf clover,a horse shoe and a lucky hat

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Sandra asks…

what types of charms/ good luck oils and other things come from eastern dragons?

what types of good luck charms come from eastern dragons? like oils, bones, teeth, ect come from eastern dragons that people use for charms or good luck?

admin answers:

You take its tongue and grill it for an hour and give it to an oracle under the London bridge.He will hover you to Jim Browns old house and buy you a hot tub time machine then you have go back in time fight Tony Zale a fighter from the 1940’s for a special kilt that is a replica of a transformer.





Charles asks…

What are good luck charms from other countries?

I have started collecting good luck charms from every country and theres some that are very obvious, for instance scarab beetles from egypt or mushroom and pigs from germany, but does anyone know of a comprehensive list of good luck charms and talismans from around the world? ive tried looking a lot of places…

admin answers:

The most obvious 1 😉 4 leaved clover from ireland!!





Mark asks…

What is the History of Kabbalah Good Luck Charms?

I found a pretty cool looking pendent online, but the seller says its a Kabbalah Good Luck Charm. I’m not familiar with Kabbalah Good Luck Charms and would like to know more about them before buying the pendent. Especially the history and origin. The seller couldn’t answer any of my questions.

admin answers:

I’ve scanned and searched throughout my information on Classic Kabbalah. I can make a knowledgeable guess the seller is selling a pendent that has been made recently with a faddish mixture of Ceremonial Magick and Kabbalah.





Carol asks…

What are the different types of good luck charms?

I know that the four leaf clover and horseshoes are good luck charms. But what are some other types?

admin answers:

Good luck charm or a talisman (from Arabic tilasm, ultimately from Greek telesma or from the Greek word “talein” which means “to initiate into the mysteries.”) consists of any object intended to bring good luck and/or protection to its owner. Potential amulets include: gems or simple stones, statues, coins, drawings, pendants, rings, plants, animals, etc.; even words said in certain occasions—for example: vade retro satana—(Latin, “go back, Satan”), to repel evil or bad luck.”
More at source–http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_luck_charm.





Laura asks…

What are some good luck charms that people use in other countries?

I want to get good like charms to put on a necklace and I was wonder what are some good luck charms from other countries?

(I live in the USA)

Suzi Q answers:

Animals: In Germanic countries, pigs are good luck. In China (according to feng shuei) dragons, bats, fu dogs, cranes, fish (carp), and phoenixes are lucky. Most of the other Chinese zodiac animals could be a good choice too. There is the Japanese “Lucky Cat” (Google it). Several cultures regard butterflies and frogs as being lucky. Cows bring luck in India. This site has some more good info about animal superstitions.

Certain gemstones are considered lucky, like moonstone, aventurine, black tourmaline, citrine, amazonite, and tourmalated quartz.

There are some Chinese/Japanese written kanji (symbol writing) that you can get as charms that are meant for good luck, etc., but double check to make sure they mean what you want them to mean…

There is lots and lots more info on lucky symbols out there–check my source list for more.





Richard asks…

What songs are like good luck charms to you?

Do you have a song that you play before going somewhere when you need a little luck?

Here is mine – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ne5bKbW4rxg

Bonus Q: Got any good luck charms that you carry?
Bonus Q 2: Are you superstitious?
Bonus Q 3: Songs about Court or Lawyers

Suzi Q answers:

The Tide Is High ~ Blondie

BQ ~ No, but I sure hope I never lose the jackknife I’ve been carrying for 25 years.
BQ2 ~ No
BQ3 ~ Lawyers, Guns and Money ~ Warren Zevon
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5puAN1PGQw





Ruth asks…

Do you have any “good luck charms” for when your team is playing a big game?

During the 2007 World Series, I know lots of Boston fans (including me!) put brooms (to signify a sweep) somewhere near their TV.

That’s obviously just an example!

So if you have any good luck charms for a big game your team is playing, tell me about them. 🙂

Suzi Q answers:

I don’t have a good luck charm……but i can be supersticious at times…like if i am sitting a certain way when the Phillies score a home-run or have a nice play, i’ll sit like that until they give me a reason not to…….if i’m sitting on the floor when they score, i’ll sit like that until (for example) they miss a catch. It doesn’t always work but i’ll do it anyway 🙂





Nancy asks…

I need help finding good luck charms/symbols?

I’m looking for a Lebanese good luck charm and a puerto rican good luck charm. If you can post any pictures links names, it would be extremely helpful.

Suzi Q answers:

This may help http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tawfiq_Canaan There is a piece there on charms and symbols
For Puerto Rican charm try http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Prince I hope this helps.





Maria asks…

What are some good luck charms against supernatural creatures? (E: Ghosts, vampires, etc.)?

I’m writing a book, and one of the main characters is superstitious. I want her to be carrying around all sorts of good luck charms that superstitious believe will scare away supernatural creatures.

Suzi Q answers:

Follow this link: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/643297/27_popular_good_luck_charms_and_symbols.html?cat=7

GOOD LUCK ON UR BOOK!!!!

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Now that you’ve seen some of what others think about good luck charms what’s your take on them? Do you believe in good luck charms? What about carrying them or wearing them?

 

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