Most Native American cultures regard crickets to be lucky. Cricket knowledge is thought to represent happiness, intuition, and the ability to believe. The capacity of a cricket to jump is thought to provide the ability to leap over a challenging circumstance. A swarm of crickets can also be used in magic rituals, especially during the turning of the year.
In Asia, where cricket is popular as a pet, if you hear it chirping while you're having a problem then it is an indication that things will work out OK. If you see one crawling across your floor or table-top, this is said to be good news; there's a safe place for it to go if it gets into trouble.
In Australia, people believe that if you hear 10 cricket noises outside your window at night then this is a sure sign of prosperity coming your way. However, if you hear 99 cricket noises, this means that something bad will happen to you.
In England, when someone hears crickets they think about love. But if you hear 100 cricket sounds, this means that someone close to you is going to die.
In India, if you hear cricket sounds while walking under a tree on a summer evening, this is an omen that death is near. But if you hear cricket noises in winter, this is a sign of luck and happiness coming your way.
Crickets bring good fortune. Good luck dealing with crickets in the kitchen or near the fireplace. In many cultures throughout the world, the cricket is a sign of pleasure and good fortune. Crickets are small and can enter your home through little gaps. Thus, they are loyal friends who enjoy being around people.
In Europe, it is believed that if you hear a cricket singing, there will be peace between nations. It is also said that if a woman hears a cricket singing, she will soon give birth to a son. This song comes from its call -- like that of a bird or a frog. Many people think that if you kill a cricket, you will never prosper. But this is not true; you would just have to find another way to get prosperity into your life.
In Africa, if you hear a cricket when you first wake up, it means that someone close to you is going to die. However, if you hear a cricket during the day, it means that someone close to you is going to live happily ever after.
In Australia, if you hear a cricket at night, it means that something bad is going to happen but you can avoid it by doing something. If you hear a cricket during the day, it means that something good will happen but you cannot know what it is unless you try asking it.
Crickets are a good luck emblem throughout Asia and Europe, according to Jeanne Ewert, a folklore studies specialist at the University of Florida's George F. Smathers Libraries. In Charles Dickens' novel "The Cricket on the Hearth," they were even kept as pets.
In India, where they call them "grasshoppers within the house," people believe that if you hear them chirping outside your window, it means good news is on its way. If you hear them inside your house, however, it can be a sign of disaster or tragedy. The sound of crickets is said to bring death, especially when heard in groups.
In China, where they call them "kangaroos within the house," people believe that if you see them hopping about your property, it means good news is on its way. If you catch one, it can be used to foretell your future.
In Africa, where they call them "bush babies within the house," people believe that if you find one alone in a field, it means bad news is on its way.
In America, where they call them "doorbells," people believe that if you hear them ringing your doorbell, it means someone is coming to visit you. If you see one walking around your property, it can also be a sign of good fortune.