Are dragonflies a sign of good luck?

I went out to my car this morning and i caught my eye on the top of my antenna, and a beautiful bright orange dragon fly was just sitting on the top of it. Is this a sign of good luck?
So, that pretty much means im going to get into a car wreck huh. I guess i can take it either a good way or a bad way. I really hope its a good way. I just got this car and its really nice and i love it. I hope this doesnt mean something bad.


7 Responses to “Are dragonflies a sign of good luck?”

  1. ccme1015 on April 27th, 2010 2:01 am

    im not sure but i herd before that if a butterfly lands on your sholder thats good luck so it could be someting close to that….

  2. Lovely butterfly on April 27th, 2010 2:45 am

    I guess.. but it’s not good luck if it stings you, that for sure. They are pretty tho.

  3. silvertatt on April 27th, 2010 3:44 am

    No, but they have been studied, and proven to very intelligent.

  4. samisosa_21 on April 27th, 2010 3:55 am

    it sure is!

    i’m not sure where that originates from, but i think the chinese.

  5. vecna's eye on April 27th, 2010 4:54 am

    No, you should get your truck checked out by a mechanic, and get a medical checkup. Dragonflies are messengers of death and destruction, the “Butterfly Effect” of Chaos theory was originally a dragonfly but “Dragonfly Effect” didn’t have the same ring to it.

  6. Robert on April 27th, 2010 5:53 am

    I suppose so, If you consider one of the Dragonflies favorite foods is mosquito larvae with the rise of West Nile deaths in america being around a hundred a year, I guess they are good luck. I live thirty yards from a river on a bluff. I have hundreds of dragonflies but few mosquitos, so I’m feeling pretty lucky.

  7. RoyW on April 27th, 2010 6:06 am

    In the real world seeing a dragonfly is a sign that there is suitable habitat and enough food for them to survive – nothing more. Many species hunt insects from a prominent perch, your cars antenna just provided a good point from which to look for passing insects.

    As far as folklore and superstition goes it all depends where you live.
    In Japan dragonflies are seen as lucky and used to be associated with courage, in other parts of Asia they are thought to be spirits of the dead. In much of Europe and America they are associated with death or the Devil – but in some areas are good omens (eg in Denmark a dragonfly can signify gold is coming, and in Cambridgeshire, England if you see one you can make a wish).

    Since most myths and superstitions relating to dragonflies are obviously false (they don’t sting you to death or feed on your blood, you won’t die if one touches you, and they don’t change into salamanders or other animals) I wouldn’t worry about any bad luck coming your way.

    In answer to an earlier reply;
    There is NO species of dragonfly anywhere in the world that possesses a sting – they also don’t drink blood and don’t bite (if you handle them they may nip your finger in self defence but it doesn’t draw blood).

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