Count (or St.) Dunstan and the Devil

I have read through many sites that refer to a “St. Dunstan and the Devil” story as the origin of why horseshoes are considered lucky, but they all seem to fall into one of three variations: 1) The devil admired … Continue reading

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The Lucky Horseshoe

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Traditionally made of iron, horseshoes were instantly lucky because iron was thought to ward off the “fair-folk” along with witches and goblins.¬† Common legend for western culture¬†is that the ends must be pointing up (keeping all the good luck in). … Continue reading

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