Human beings are superstitious by nature, and they believe that there are some things and objects that can either bring them good luck or bad luck. One such thing that people say that they are lucky for them is ladybug. Remains the question do ladybugs bring good luck, or not.
To answer this question, we have to delve into the history and religion. Christians link the ladybug to the Virgin Mary. In the Middle Ages, farms in Europe have been infected by insects, which destroyed all crops. Thus, the farmers asked the Virgin Mary to help them, and no sooner did it ladybugs began to appear around the affected farms. These bugs ate all marauding insects and help farmers protect their crops. The farmers called these bugs Beetles of Our Lady and over time the name was changed to Lady beetles and then ladybug. So, as the farmers believe that ladybugs bring good luck and happiness.
On the other hand, in northern Germany, ladybugs can be success or failure depending on the number of spots the bugs have. If less than seven spots, farmers believe that there will be an abundant harvest. However, if spot are more than seven, the farmers believe that there will be famines.
In England, the ladybug is considered a harbinger of good luck. Farmers feel that they are a sign of a rich harvest. While the French believe that ladybugs are a sign of good wine. Finding a ladybird in the vineyard means that the good weather will prevail and this means that the grapes will ripen without any problems, and the result is a tasty wine with a delicate bouquet.
In Sweden, if a ladybug crawling on a young woman hand they thought that she would marry as soon as the bug taking the measurement of the woman’s hand for her wedding gloves. The same belief is widespread throughout Central Europe. Another belief about the direction in which the ladybug fly after crawling on a man’s hand, is believed to give the direction from where the person’s true love will come.
Almost all cultures believe that the ladybug is the winner of luck and therefore there is a belief among the people who have seen or a ladybug mean happiness and good luck. Whether this is true or not is a moot point, but as a rule, the majority believed that is always had always believed to be true!
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