Thousands of years ago, the Europeans carried the foot of a hare for good luck. A hare, by the way, is actually a different species than the rabbit — although, over time, both became a symbol of good luck and the rabbit overtook the hare in the lucky charm department. As far back as 600 B.C., the Celts considered rabbits to represent good fortune. It was believed that since rabbits lived in underground burrows that they must be able to communicate with the gods of the underworld.
In Hoodoo, the superstitions around the rabbit’s foot get a little more detailed. The back, left foot is considered to bring you the most luck. To catch a rabbit at midnight in a cemetery? Even better. Some say that the luckiest rabbit foot of all is the one cut from a shapeshifting witch. Some say the rabbit should be caught on the new moon – others say the full moon – others say it should be a Friday. So, why the back left foot? Magically speaking, right is considered “good” and left is considered “evil.” The backside would be thought of as a further step taken to the evil side. So, collecting the back, left foot would be gathering up the worst luck of all. But by capturing it, the luck turns around and brings the person carrying it fantastic luck!
The rabbit’s foot is mentioned in the American folk song “There’ll Be a Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight”, once popular in minstrel shows; one line goes: “And you’ve got a rabbit’s foot To keep away de hoo-doo.”
Benjamin Radford, an American writer, suggests that the rabbit’s foot might be connected to a European good luck charm called the Hand of Glory, a dried and pickled hand of a hanged man. According to the early 20th-century folklorist Newbell Niles Puckett, Grover Cleveland was said to have received the foot of a rabbit killed on the grave of Jesse James when Cleveland was running for president in 1884.
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