The White Elephant is an animal that has a long legacy of being strong, powerful and majestic. As one of the most popular animals in the world people in many countries see them as fascinating but in Thailand, the White Elephant is thought to bring good luck and protection.
History of The White Elephant Good Luck Charm
The legend of the White Elephant is said to date back to the conception of Buddha and they have been considered lucky animals ever since. Kings have often had their status rated by the number of White Elephants that they possessed and if you have the pleasure of visiting Thailand you will no doubt see statues of these fantastic animals.
Why the White Elephant Charm Brings Luck
As the White Elephant is considered to be such an important animal in Thailand it is easy to see why it is thought to bring good luck. The admiration that people have for elephants is increasing all the time and elephant ornaments and jewelry are bought all over the world.
How to Use the White Elephant Charm
The White Elephant is a figure or an image that can be displayed in the home, building or car to bring good luck to the person who owns it. Some superstitions state that the elephant in the picture or the face of the statue should face the door if luck is wanted to be brought into the place.
How the White Elephant Charm Is Made
The White Elephant is a very versatile charm and comes in many different forms. They can be made from a variety of different materials and are often made into small charms that can be attached to a charm bracelet, or used in jewelry such as necklaces, rings or earrings.
More traditionally in Thailand, the White Elephant is made into a statue or some kind of ornament and displayed within the house.
How to Make the White Elephant Charm at Home
White Elephant charms are often bought and given as gifts to a person who you wish to have good luck and protection. However, if you wanted to make your own White Elephant charm at home then this is possible. You could make your ornament out of clay, mood or even do a paper mache creation with your children. Regardless of how you choose to make it, the majestic and admired White Elephant will bring good luck to anyone who possesses it.
Interesting and Fun Facts About the White Elephant Charm
- In Thai culture, the White Elephant is referred to as ‘Chang Samkhan’ which translates as ‘Auspicious Elephant’.
- There is often debate about whether a White Elephant should have a trunk pointing up or down to ensure good luck is found.