Global signs of luck: Asia
Most Asian countries, especially China, hail the cricket as an extremely lucky bug. There are many theories as to why the cricket became so revered. A few reasons I have heard are: their charming chirping sound brings peace to the mind, they are cute in comparison to other speices of bug, and that their ability to hop long distances is a symbol of strength and power.
The most interesting, and perhaps most valid reason for the cricket being lucky, stems from the cricket’s ability to sense disterbances in their surrounding atmosphere. Chinese culture hails the cricket as a watchdog for the belief that a cricket will stop chirping when dangerous intruders are nearby. Therefore, the cricket will warn of any sign of impending danger to those who are listening. It is also believed to be extremely bad luck to kill a cricket.
So the next time you hear a cricket in your house, stay calm! They don’t tend to lay eggs indoors, and they help protect from intruders…what a lucky bug!