Since the dawn of civilisations, man has relied on good luck in good measure. When the things don’t go his way despite all the efforts he takes the refuge in the things and omens which has the powers to turn the tide in his favour. Sometimes these things defy common logic.
Different civilisations have different symbols of good luck. For example, whenever a Hindu household starts a new venture , Lord Ganesh is worshipped. Three legged toads are a symbol of good luck in Chinese civilisation. Similarly in Christianity Four Leaf Clover is one of the good luck symbols.
Clover plant are extensively used for green fodder. There are about three hundred species of the clover. Clover leaf are generally trifoliate. This means the 3 leafs radiate from the single point of the stem.
But sometimes clover has a quater foiled leaf. These Four Leaf Clovers are very rare. It is estimated that there is only one 4 leaf clover against 10000 three leaf clover. This means chances of finding a 4 leaf clover are 1 in 10000. These are held in great esteem and are considered very lucky. They are believed to bring good luck especially if found accidentally.
In Christianity, it is believed that when Adam and Eve were expelled from the Eden Garden, Eve brought with her Four Leaf Clover. So anyone in possession of the leaf is considered blessed with heaven. It is also believed that anyone in possession of four leaf clover has ability to see fairies as well as evil spirits.
In 2014 Australian daily telegraph reported that a lady named Suzi Mekhitarian has stumbled into a patch of good luck and collected 21!! Four leaf clovers from her front yard which seems to be mind boggling. Some scientists don’t believe it. They say that plants might be genetically modified to produce 4 leaf clovers.
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All day long, Adam loitered here and there among the bushes, bathed in the pristine waters and came back in the evening, hanged on the branches of trees, ate fruits and berries which were in abundance given the fact that there was no pressure on resources. The eve on the other hand, remained more or less confined to home, sitting and talking to other animals who gathered around her. It must had been very boring. It must be the ultimate case of ennui.
Serpent, was most intelligent of all the animals. He asked the Eve why they did not eat the fruits from the tree of wisdom. Eve told him that God had forbidden them to eat from this tree because if they do they will die. Serpent told them that this is not the case, He does not want you to eat only for the reason that your eyes will open and you will also become like God.
Eve was beguiled by the talk of serpent and ate the fruit. It tasted very good and she gave some to Adam also. He could not refuse overcome the curiosity and out of love for Eve. As soon as they ate the fruit, they became aware that they were naked and feeling of shame was born in them. They covered their loins with banana leaves. When God came and realized what has happened, he gave the divine retribution to serpent to crawl and lick the dust forever. He created the punishment of great pain during childbirth for Eve and to Adam, He told that there shall be no free lunches anymore henceforth and they had to toil from day break to day ending and expelled them from the garden after making clothes and attiring them.
Thus we can not only credit Serpent for inspiring the costume industry but gynecology and agriculture.