Why Do People Wear Lucky Charms?

Since the time of the ancient Egyptians, people have worn charms, or talismans, for two reasons, to ward off evil or disease, and to bring good fortune.

Not only were these charms worn by living Egyptians, but they were also placed inside the coffins of mummies to assure them a happy afterlife.

Among the most popular talismans around the world are the Egyptian ankh, a life symbol, the Chinese shy-ching, an ancient engraving, and the African elephant hair ring.

Some well known American charms are horseshoes, rabbits’ feet, and four-leafed clovers.