5 Superstitions And Their Surprising Christian Roots
Have you ever wondered what makes 4-leaf clovers lucky? Or walking under a ladder unlucky? Some superstitions have various roots from different cultures, pagan and secular, and even Christian! Check out these five everyday superstitions that spring from legend and the history of the church!
The 4-Leaf Clover
A lot of Christians are familiar with St. Patrick using the shamrock – or three-leaf clover – to explain Father, Son and Holy Spirit to the Irish, but what about the four-leaf clover? When Christianity took such strong hold on the island, the precious power of the four-leaf clover was explained by this: as a token of hope, Eve carried with her a single four-leaf clover out of Eden, so these small sprouts, super-rare though they may be, call from Paradise.