The ladybug (or ladybird) symbolizes good fortune and prosperity. According to an old Chinese legend, a ladybug’s appearance heralds the blossoming of love. Have you ever wondered how these beautiful insects got their name? The most common and enduring legend is this: "In Europe, during the Middle Ages, swarms of insects were destroying the crops. The farmers prayed to the Virgin Mary for help. Soon thereafter the Ladybugs came, devouring the plant-destroying pests and saving the crops! The farmers called these beautiful insects "The Beetles of Our Lady", and - over time - they eventually became popularly known as "Lady Beetles". The red wings were said to represent the Virgin's cloak and the black spots were symbolic of both her joys and her sorrows."
July 23rd, 2019
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