My dad asked me to "find out what pigs mean."
Yesterday he looked out the front window and there were TWO big pigs on the grass on the far side of the road. My dad called my mom quickly. They live in a suburb so pigs are rather unusual!! My mom says that when my dad whistled to them they ran away like naughty kids.
I went looking online and found an interesting bit on a website selling lucky pigs.
Mann hat Schwein!
This common domesticated animal has long been a symbol of luck in many cultures. In Germany, the phrase "Mann hat Schwein" is commonly used when someone comes upon luck, literally meaning "You have pig".
The Greek earth fertility goddess, Demeter, kept a sacred pig which became a symbol of fertility. Native American Indians recognize the pig as a symbol of the abundance of daily life and believe that it teaches us to celebrate life and share it with others. Manannan, the Celtic God of the Sea, kept a magical herd of pigs (which renewed itself as soon as any were eaten). Manannan hosted a great annual "Feast of Age", where the gods acquired the ever-renewing qualities of the pigs, and thus never grew old.
Keep a cute little carved gemstone pig on your desk, in your purse, or anywhere you would like to have more prosperity, so that good fortune can find a clear path to your door!
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