It is hard to believe, not to believe is impossible. The very idea that our wishes could, with a grain of luck, be fulfilled has always been fixed in the minds of mankind. One should shake hands with the chimneysweeper. A horseshoe should be hung up on the door with the opening looking up in order to capture ones luck. The four-leaf clover is very seldom discovered. It is believed to be a souvenir of blissful paradise. The legend says that Eve took a four-leaf-clover from paradise as a memento for the wonderful time she had spent there. The four is known as a divine number. We know four wind directions and four elements.
The Clover belongs to the plant family called Legumes (Fabaceae). It’s botanical generic name Trifolium is derived from the three leaves, which a clover normally has. As a freak of nature the number of its leaves can vary in rare cases. Clovers with one, six and even seven leaves have already been found. The most well known’s definitely the four leaf clover.
Already during the time of the Celts this clover was considered as a protection symbol. It is known as the four cardinal points and the four elements, water, fire, air and earth. In Christianity it symbolizes the cross. The rare appearance and the difficulty in finding the four leaf clover make this plant a lucky symbol in many civilisations to this date.