There are quite a few old wives tales or superstitions centered around the cute little ladybug. Here is a rundown on the different believes throughout history and even today on the ladybug.
The Norse believed that the ladybug came to earth by lightning and was connected to the goddess of love and beauty.
Weather and Harvest:
In northern Germany, counting the spots on the backs of ladybugs would tell if they could sell their harvest. If the ladybug had less than seven spots that meant they would have a large harvest.
In England, seeing a ladybug meant they would have a good harvest.
The French believe that a ladybug in their vineyard is a sign of good weather.
Austrians would ask ladybugs for good weather.
Love, Marriage and Children:
In Sweden if a ladybug walks on a girl’s hand it signifies that it is measuring her hand for wedding gloves, which means she will be married soon.
In Central Europe if is on a girls hand and it crawls under her hand she will marry within the year.
If a ladybug lands on you and then flies away watch it carefully, the way it flies is the direction of your true love.
When a ladybug lands on a woman in Burgundy, she should count the dots to see how many children she will have.
The country dwellers of England believe the spots on a ladybug stand for the months of happiness that are to come.
In Canada, is finding ladybugs in your garage, during the winter is a sign of good luck. If you pick up the ladybug and make a wish the way it flies is the direction in which the luck will come.
Killing a ladybug is believed to bring bad luck.
In Kentucky, the old wives tale is that if a ladybug lands on you will be getting a new shirt, dress, jeans or whatever it lands on.
The same goes for in your home, if a ladybug flies into your home and lands on your television be prepared for a brand new television.