Question by  chuvixa8182 (266)

Why are horseshoes lucky?

What is the origin of this?


Answer by  laura57 (70)

The origin has ancient roots spanning many cultures. In Scotland, iron was used as protection against faeries and other malevolent entities. There is a Christian myth of St Dunstan who caused Satan great pain by shoeing his hoof, saying he'd take it off only if the Devil promised never enter a place where a horseshoe is fixed over the door.


Answer by  TCMstudent (127)

There are many origins, with the more prominent being horseshoe shape is that of a crescent moon of pagan moon goddess and so invites their protection.

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