Clover – Trifolium repens or Trifolium pretense

Four Leaf Clover
Four Leaf Clover

Sacred to: Not noted 

Myth 1: According to legend St. Patrick later converted the pagan Irish to Christianity by using the three-part clover leaf as an example of the Trinity: God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in one 

Myth 2: Circles of clover are called “Fairy Rings” in Ireland, and the mythology is that one who steps into such a ring risks being taken across the veil of worlds by the Fae. 

Other Notes: Clover came to represent fertility and prosperity in English folklore, and dreaming of clover foretold a happy marriage. 

Three-leaf clovers represent the Three Essentials of the Hermetic sciences as well as the Christian Trinity and were worn to ward off evil spells. Four-leaf clovers also ward off evil from witches because they make a cross. But Christians consider five-leafed clovers very unlucky, as they represent the Pentagram.

The plant was reputed to have mystic powers… the leaves standing upright to warn of an approaching storm. In ancient Egypt it was customary to give a 4 leaf clover to bless the union of a new couple, as a symbol of eternal love. Children hung clovers as a talisman to protect them from evil. If you were a child in the Middle Ages who found a four-leaf clover you would have been given the gift of being able to see fairies and plant sprites…

A spell: bury one in a nice place that you like, walk around it three times, while repeating your wish, “clockwise” and your wish will come true!   

Adam and Eve and the Clover

According to a mystical story, the four-leaf clover was a plant that grew in abundance in Paradise where Adam and Eve lived. After being banished from Eden, Eve took a small clover with 4 leaves, to help her reveal before her eyes, invisible demons (evil beings that otherwise she was not able to see.) This clover gave her protection and a blessing, when facing the terrors of the world. Later, after the coming of Christ, it was given the symbolism of the Holy Cross as a symbol of nature, blessing with love and prosperity.

Each leaf of the four leaf clover symbolizes some special meaning:

* The first is for hope
* The second is for faith
* The third is for love
* The fourth for luck.

If you are lucky enough to find a one by chance save it in your wallet and it will bring economic prosperity. To put it on your shoes will help you always to take the right path. It is very important to remember never to give a 4-leaf clover lightly, “Fate has given to you, and if you despite it, giving it or throwing it way, it will turn against you.

Check out this blog for more… http://anguishedrepose.wordpress.com/2010/08/19/the-myth-mysticism-and-superstitions-of-the-four-leaf-clover/

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