Good Luck Ladybug

lady-bugLegends vary about how the Ladybug came to be named, but the most common 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. Continue reading