Lucky Rabbit’s foot

Rabbits and hares were seen to be lucky creatures since they were associated with the arrival of spring and the blooming of flowers and other vegetation. Spring was also a period of fertility, so seeing rabbits running through the fields was considered lucky. A rabbit trotting through your yard suggested it was an excellent year to start a family or that your garden will be particularly bountiful this year.

The way rabbits run has given rise to a folklore about rabbit’s feet. Their peculiar stride causes their rear feet to touch the ground before their front feet, therefore the back feet were thought to be particularly lucky.

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