Monday, March 16, 2009

Did u know that the four-leaf clover is often confused with the shamrock. While the four-leaf clover is a symbol of good luck, the three-leafed shamrock is mainly an Irish Christian symbol of the Trinity and has a different significance. St. Patrick used the shamrock in his teachings to symbolize the Trinity or the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit existing together as one God. Many believe that the word "shamrock" was derived from the Gaelic word for the clover: "seamróg."

The four-leaf clover on the other hand is an uncommon variation of the common, three-leaved clover or shamrock. According to tradition, such leaves bring good luck to their finders, especially if found accidentally. According to legend, each leaflet represents something: the first is for hope, the second is for faith, the third is for love, and the fourth is for luck.

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