Are Elephants Really Good Luck?

Little Ellie -  My little stenciled elephant.
@Rozie37 (15499)
Turkmenistan
June 14, 2007 9:11pm CST
I have heard that elephants are considered to be good luck. I was curious to know in what way. I knew a lady once that had elephants all over her house. She had pictures, figurines, refrigerater magnets, and all kinds of elephant bric-a-brac. I admit, I was afraid that I would offend her if I asked her why she thought that they were good luck. After all, she was one of my sisters in-laws and I did not want to be rude. I also heard that the tusk hast to be turned a certain way. What are your feelings on this?
2 responses
• United States
16 Jun 07
No, they are not good luck. That is superstitous, as evil is. But, it is harmless, if someone wants to think it.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
17 Jun 07
Yes, being a child of God, I realize this. I was just wondering if someone could explain to me why this is said to be the case. I don't believe in luck at all. I am blessed. Thank you for your response. God bless you!!!
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• United States
3 Aug 07
God bless you too sugar.
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@disvachic (10121)
• United States
3 Aug 07
this is my first time hearing it whether good or bad luck.
@DJ9020 (1596)
• United States
15 Jun 07
My aunt used to have some elephant figurines. She told us that they were good luck only if the trunk was up! I'm not sure where she got them, she had lived all over the world, Okinawa, Korea, Morocco, etc.
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
15 Jun 07
This is very interesting. I knew that the trunk had to be turned a certain way, but I did not remember that it was up. I am going to try to find out more about this. I recently found out the contrary to myth and legend, elephants are not afraid of ants. I would even be surprised if they could see one.