Description: A rabbit's foot will bring luck and protect the owner from evil if carried in the pocket.
Origin: Pagan Europe
Rabbits were a symbol of prosperity and fertility in pre-Christian Europe. In parts of Britain black rabbits were thought to host the souls of human beings, and the Celts believed they spoke with spirits in their warrens underground. Rabbits came under suspicion in medieval Christian times as the companions of witches, a link that continues today in the stage-magic tradition of pulling a rabbit out of a hat.
UNLUCKY RABBIT'S FOOT
LUCKY RABBIT'S FOOT - with rabbit still attached
Note: These superstitions
were researched and written by Stuart Macfarlane (Website:
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