Good Luck Symbols and Their Meanings

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Good luck symbols and protection symbols that used in mythology are usually monsters which half-

human half-animal or half of the bird, land or sea.


Unicorn represents innocence. It is a legendary animal which believed to immortalize the people who

drink the blood of it. Unicorn is still used for good luck in Europe and the U.S.A.

Unicorn has been mentioned also in the Bible.


Salamander is lizard-like creature. In Iranian mythology, that believed to it was created from the fire and

therefore it is fireproof.

This symbol is believed to protect from the evil. Some works of world literature has been mentioned

about Salamander.


This mythological symbol is a human-headed horse. Centaur, symbolize the Scythian warriors on horse

and represents invincibility and power.


Ky-lin is a legendary monster known in the cultures of East Asia. According to the Chinese and Japanese

mythology, is believed to bring peace, tranquility and well-being.

It is also known as the unicorn of China.


Hydra is the nine-headed monster which was killed by Hercules in mythology. It is believed to be the

guardian of the gate between the world and the eternity.


Double Headed Serpent has been used in East Asia and Greek mythology. This figure symbolizes

sometimes the divine goodness, sometimes the body’s vital functions and mental activities and

sometimes heaven and hell.

The Double Headed Serpent symbolizes also the immortality. For this reason, it has been used as the

symbol of medical science, for centuries.


Makara is a sea creature in Indian mythology. It represents the Capricorn according to the Hindu



In mythology, the dragon symbolizes the bright and dark, the sun and the moon and masculinity and

femininity. This fire-breathing dragon has the body of a snake and wings of a bird.

In Turkish mythology, it was thought that the World is turned by dragons. The dragon has an important

place in also Chinese mythology. It is one of the twelve Chinese horoscopes.

This creature which has got spiritual forces is the symbol of China and other Far East countries. In

Eastern cultures dragons are believed to bring good luck, eternal goodness and wisdom.


Pegasus is the winged horse of Greek mythology. According to the legend, Pegasus has left the world

immediately after birth and it has flown to realm of the gods.

Winged horse Pegasus was a very good flyer and this symbol is still used for good luck.


Phoenix represents the frugality because of living without needing to anyone. This bird, which was used

too much in Turkish, Arabic and Persian literature, lives on Mount Qaf.

In Greek mythology Phoenix is a magnificent bird which, reborn from the ashes after death. It is the

great hero of the tales.

In Iranian mythology, the phoenix is a messenger, confidant excellent bird who speaks in the human


Today, the Phoenix is still believed to bring good luck.

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