the Ladybug

topic posted Tue, March 25, 2008 - 2:06 AM by  Unsubscribed
Ladybug folklore According to some Ladybugs are dedicated to the Virgin Mary, hence their English name; others say they were originally dedicated to an earlier Goddess. The Dutch name of the Ladybug, "Lieveheersbeest" means "Dear Lord's Animal". Ladybugs are considered to be symbols of fire and the Sun. It is said that if one lands on your clothing you will soon get married. If it lands on your flesh or hair you will have good fortune. The Ladybug described here with its seven spots was thought to be a fairy's pet and one could make three wishes when it was seen.

Ladybugs in shamanism In shamanism, Ladybug is associated with spirituality and religious devotion. Its life is short and it teaches to let go of worries and fears, to trust the great spirit and enjoy life. It is thought to be connected with the powers of renewal and regeneration. The Ladybug's appearance brings joy and changes and is a message to have faith in the greater powers. The above holds for all kinds of Ladybug, not just for the one with seven spots.

**************************** The ladybug is associated with the "Virgin Mary" symbolizing the 7 joys & the 7 sorrows. "It is said that she will punish anyone for nine days who dares harm it.

An ancient Norse belief says that the ladybug first came to earth by lightning and was connected in some way to the goddess of love and beauty.

Another belief is that when a ladybug lands on you when you are sick, it will take the sickness away with it when it flies away

For mommy linda......8-) yes, they do mean something.

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