Description: It is good luck to find a four-leaf clover.
Origin: Pagan Europe
Four-leaf clovers, which occur naturally alongside three-leaf clovers, were among the many plants highly sought by the British Druids for their ceremonies. This superstition was still common over 1600 years later, when one English one writer scolded 'fools' who collected 'four leaf'd grass' for luck, and it is still common today.
Even ordinary three-leaf clover was believed to protect people and animals from the spells of witches, and in Ireland the three-leafed 'shamrock' (an Irish word for small clover) became a symbol of Christianity, and later the Irish nation.
Note: These superstitions
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