Yesterday while outside I was lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a blue tailed lizard running across our driveway. But just how lucky or unlucky can lizards be?

If a bride sees a lizard on the way to a wedding this is a sign she will be unhappy. In some parts of France a lizard near a lady means she is skilled with her fingers. A lizard's tail in your shoe will bring you money. If you have cows don't kill a lizard. Doing so could result in the loss of a cow or calf.

In ancient Egypt in was thought that in spring when the lizards would climb an east facing wall and look to the east that when the sun rose the lizard and someone who was blind would receive their sight back. In Egypt and Greece they represent divine wisdom and good luck. In Roman myth it was thought that they slept through winter and therefor they were symbols of death and resurrection.