Insects as symbols of happiness
Seeing a cricket on a hearth for thousands of years is a sign of happiness. In China and some Asian countries, the cricket served as an alarm – in the event of a thief breaking into the house, it would stop producing its characteristic sound.
It’s bad luck to kill a cricket. The Indians believed that the cricket carried luck. Imitation of sizzling was considered offensive. Bubamara is a well-known bearer of happiness and well-being. It is believed to bring relief from everyday problems. Bubamara bestows patience. If ladybugs land on you while you are ill, it is a sign of healing soon. Ladybugs that land on your arm and then fly away will be a good time next week. Fairy Cavalry and Scarab are insects that carry good luck. Spindles carry change, signify strength, courage and peace. Scarab is a safeguard against evil, rebirth and transformation.
Symbols of happiness in nature
According to Scandinavian mythology, acorns protect against lightning because they are the fruit of oak – a tree dedicated to Thor, the god of thunder and lightning. A rainbow in the sky is a symbol of happiness, because at one end of it is always a bowl of treasure. An egg is a powerful symbol of fertility and rebirth. It is used to look to the future, to invoke the sunny weather and protect against various evil.
Animals as symbols of happiness
It is a popular belief that dolphins bring good luck. In ancient times, sailors knew they were close to land when they saw dolphins after a long time in the open sea. The symbol of happiness is a pig. In Germany there is a saying: “have a pig” which means that happiness is near. Pigs signify wealth, patience and honesty.
Turtles are a symbol of happiness. They belong to a group of four sacred animals (with dragon, unicorn and Phoenix). Turtles represent Earth and longevity. They are thought to represent the connection between the mortal world and heaven.
Elephants represent wisdom and devotion. The demigod Ganesha in Indian mythology is the bearer of happiness. Elephant figurines by the door or on shelves bring happiness and long life. The tiger and the frog are also lucky.
Objects that are symbols of happiness
The dream catcher is part of Native American culture. Old Lady Nokomis received the first spider web of dreams (in legends) in gratitude for not allowing her grandson to kill him. They protect their owner from nightmares.
The horseshoe is a commonly known symbol of happiness. Due to its connection with horseshoes, it represents strength and reliability. The horseshoe is tied to the moon and collects happiness (ends facing up). When the ends of the horseshoe are pointing downwards, it represents the mother’s womb and shatters the owner with happiness. The Greeks consider the horseshoe a crescent that represented fertility.
A horseshoe hung above the door preserves home and land. According to one legend, in the tenth century, St. Dunstan caught the devil in a horseshoe and since then the unholy could never again enter a Christian house that has a horseshoe above the door.
Coins are also among the popular holders of luck. If we find a coin, we will be lucky all day (if we take it). Otherwise the accident will follow us all the day. The luckiest coins are bent or have a hole, especially if we get them as little money in shopping. The coins in the jar we keep in the kitchen also carry luck. If we keep the coin we get first during the day and put it in an empty pocket, it will attract more money.
If we get a tiny bit of money on Monday, we will be lucky all week, and the coins that bear the owner’s birthday bring them special happiness. Coins made for leap years also carry luck. The ancient Egyptians considered the ladder a symbol of happiness. They were placed in their graves to help the soul ascend to heaven. However, ladders can just as easily signify an accident when they are leaning against a wall because they are a family triangle.
Whoever passes under the ladder represents someone who disrupts the harmony of the family. But, as with many other symbols of the accident, the negative effect of passing under the ladder can be nullified by crossing your fingers and spitting three times between the rungs.
Plants as symbols of happiness
Four leaf clover is something we all recognize as a sign of happiness. That which represents happiness probably has its roots in linking the clover with St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Legend has it that Eve brought paradise out of paradise for good luck.
Numbers as symbols of happiness
Number seven is happy in many cultures. In the Western world it represents sacrifice and seven virtues – wisdom, understanding, honor, glory, strength, goodness and peace. The seventh son of the seventh son has healing powers, while the seventh daughter of the seventh daughter understands the true meaning of dreams.
Things and Phenomena to Fulfill Desire
Eyelash can fulfill your desire if you move it from your cheek to your finger, then make a wish. Then you release it. A natural, wish-fulfilling phenomenon is a falling star – anyone who sees it may secretly make a wish.
The chimney sweep is a symbol of happiness
Chimneys are a sign of happiness and wealth. Legend says that King George of England was riding on a parade one day when a dog who attacked his horse suddenly ran into the road. The horse rotted and almost knocked the king out. One person dressed in dirty and worn clothes grabbed the reins and calmed down the animal. It was a chimney sweep.