Four Leaved Clover Charm

Museum Number: 1517
Object Name: Charm
Physical Description: Lucky charm - a green glass heart-shape, with the impression of a four leaved clover leaf on the back, coloured green. With a copper mount.

Four Leaved Clover Charm

QUESTIONS

  • Do you believe in luck and if so do you have a lucky charm or ritual?
  • Do you think lucky charms work (perhaps by making the wearer feel more confident)?
  • Is there a particular significance to the shape and colour of this charm?
  • The four-leaf clover is still considered lucky by many people today. What is the relationship between something being rare and being lucky?
  • What is the meaning of the verb “to charm” and what is the connection between the verb and charms like this one?

HAVE A LOOK AT THESE LINKS TO FIND OUT MORE:

http://www.army.mil/article/34678/fully-trained–feeling-lucky-soldiers-carry-good-luck-charms/
http://pss.sagepub.com/content/21/7/1014
http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=charm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/3335275.stm
http://www.colormatters.com/green