Why Are Four-Leaved Clovers Considered Lucky?

Dear Sara,

Why are four-leaved clovers considered lucky?

– Brian G.

Dear Brian,

what do leaves on 4 leaf clover mean?

Four-leaved clovers are relatively rare, and encountering something rare (unless we’re talking a recently-revived megalodon) is usually considered lucky. Additionally, the more common three-leaf clover has been used to represent the Christian Trinity with one leaf representing faith, the next hope and the third love. The extra leaf in the four-leaf clover represents luck.

-Sara Bellum



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Sara Bellum
The name's Sara Bellum, and I'm the editor-at-large here at BuzzyMag - the hostess with the mostess, if you will. I like to think that my first calling is fighting crime and delivering a heaping dose of sweet, sweet justice to all manner of thugs, miscreants, hoodlums, ruffians, and ne'er-do-wells, but unfortunately, violent vigilantism doesn't exactly pay big bucks these days.  

Times are tough, my friends, and I've got bills to pay, so I decided to put my encyclopedic knowledge of all things sci-fi & fantasy-related to use to help me land a day job. To tell you the truth, it's kind of a nice change of pace. My manicures have been lasting a bit longer lately.