Superstition says that the four-leaf clover is thought to bring good luck to anyone who finds one, especially if found by chance.

The leaves on the four-leaf clover are said to stand for faith, hope, love and luck—but that hasn't always been the case. The patron saint of Ireland (known to most as St. Patrick) used the shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity—the father, the son, and the Holy Spirit.

So what did the fourth leaf stand for?

St. Patrick claimed that the fourth leaf meant the Grace of God, and the shamrock's allure dates as far back as Adam and Eve. If you remember correctly, the story goes that Eve took a four-leaf clover from the Garden of Eden to remind her of paradise.

Four Leaf Clover
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So we know they are unique, and we know they are rare, but just what are the odds of stumbling across a four-leaf clover in the wild?

Well, science says that we're looking at about a 1 and 10,000 chance of finding a four-leaf clover; and if you find one, it may mean a few things:

1. A person who finds one will meet a future lover on the same day.
2. The clover brings good luck and protects against evil.
3. Anyone wearing a clover will be able to see fairies if they are around.
4. If you pass your clover on to someone else, your luck will double.

Have you ever found a four-leaf clover? Did you experience any of the above?

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