Crickets throughout history have had all kinds of old wives tales and superstitions surround them. Some of the most popular include:
If you find a cricket on your hearth, it is a sign of good luck for your entire household for thousands of years to come.
If a cricket suddenly stops chirping, danger is close by.
Crickets bring good luck to the entire family if they enter your home.
Images of crickets on necklaces, bracelets, or paintings can ward off the evil eye.
Killing a cricket, even if you killed it by accident is very very bad luck, so you had better not use them for fishing.
The chirping of a cricket brings good luck to all that hear.
Copying the chirping sound of a cricket brings bad luck upon the person imitating the cricket.
Many people use the image of crickets on weather vanes or yard ornaments to ward off evil spirits and to bring good luck to the home. These legends can be found in prehistoric times, China, other Asian countries, Native Americans, and of course many have been passed down from generation to generation without the known origin.