If a shamrock is considered good luck in Ireland, what is a good luck charm for Italians?

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While passing some candy "gold" coins around the office, a co worker of mine asks if we want some "Irish luck". I am Italian, and was curious what an Italian ...show more
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I know that doves are lucky to them and so are sweetened almonds as they symbolize the bitterness and sweetness to life. I have heard the horn the month of August is said to be unlucky as the stregga celebrated the passing ceremonies but just as an FYI depends on where in italy bc these are primaraly the traditions that my Family has told me about from Florence..Sicily is going to be way diffrent and so is more north or south it varried from village to village. The traditions are structured kinda like the greeks where diffrent things were important to diffrent regions
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  • the_siciliana answered 7 years ago
    Italians good luck charm is a horn
    Here is the website

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    http://www.locateproduct.com/products/GoldenMine-com-15/Large-Italian-Horn.htm
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  • kateforalways answered 7 years ago
    I went and looked and found what they call a 'cornetto', or basically a horn. The guy who said chili pepper had assumed from its shape and color. The website I found had them colored red. Other italian good luck charms are the horseshoe, corna, and gobbo. Gobbo is a little dwarf and the corna is a hand shaped into a symbol. Red seems to be the good luck charm. The cornetto comes all the way from ancient times when a real horn was hung outside for luck in fertility.

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    http://www.romegiftshop.com/itgolugi.html
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  • binkzilla answered 7 years ago
    The libido.

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    http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/article-23384197-details/Berlusconi%20excused%20because%20'Italian%20men%20live%20for%20flirting'/article.do
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6318165.stm
    http://kezfun.net/108,Berlusconi_Flirt
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  • Chrisnosbest answered 7 years ago
    Spicy Meatballs, whats it to ya?!
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  • Sweet n Sour answered 7 years ago
    Shamrock's Meaning
    The druids in Ireland looked at the shamrock as a sacred plant because its leaves formed a triad. Three was a mystical number in the Celtic religion.
    The shamrock was used to represent the Trinity by St. Patrick. By doing this he could show people how the church was connected. St. Patrick used this to symbolize how The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit can be separate but also part of the same entity. But this is only a myth, as it is not supported in any factual literature in Ireland.
    The shamrock was a sign of rebellion of the Irish from the English. Anyone seen wearing one were to hanged.
    The shamrock is used in Irish pubs around the world. It is a sign of an English speaking, warm establishment.
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  • Billy Dee answered 7 years ago
    Crucifixes, whoa! Mamma mia whoa! Ciao whoa?!
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  • hushnowjustplayit answered 7 years ago
    A slice of dried pepperoni or if you don't have that, dry your grandmother out and prop her up in a corner of the livingroom.
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  • jravaen answered 7 years ago
    in italy they use red chili peppers as good luck.
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  • beatlefan answered 7 years ago
    The italian horn...it's mainly a masculine symbol.....
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  • Harley R answered 7 years ago
    I really dont know maybe a meatball see i am irish do you believe in Lycans aka werewolfs

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    rappharley@yahoo.com
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  • sage seeker answered 7 years ago
    Italian horn
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  • Aly :] answered 7 years ago
    the italian horn. it's like...a horn that you would find on a bull. my cousin has a necklace of it.
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