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Everyone knows the horseshoe, but who really understands the origin of this European lucky charm?

  • Classic style horseshoe
  • Most popular lucky charm in the world
  • A large community of amateurs has made it possible to find a whole bunch of uses for the horseshoe
  • It is particularly a question of protection against the devil, or against spirits
  • Size: 7 x 6 cm
  • Refund ALWAYS possible (see our returns policy)

What is the history of the horseshoe? And its origin?

We can actually give you two answers : there is the legend and the hypotheses of historians.

Let's start with the legend.

There was a blacksmith named Dunstan who, one day, was contacted by the devil who asked him to do him a favor.

Dunstan actually had to forge irons to put on his hooves. Everything seemed to indicate that the blacksmith had been trapped, but he cleverly managed to turn the situation around...

Dunstan actually nailed the irons with such violence that the devil doubled over in pain.

In exchange for freeing him from this suffering, he made the evil one promise one thing: never again would he be allowed to enter a house with a horseshoe hanging on the wall.

Dunstan later became Archbishop of Canterbury, and was known as Saint Dunstan.

The horseshoe is therefore above all a Christian lucky charm!

It remains a legend, it's true, but it tells us a lot about the attachment of European peoples to the horseshoe.

In short, let's now look at what historians tell us...

The Chaldeans are an ancient nomadic people who lived in Europe thousands of years ago. Archaeological excavations have revealed astonishing elements about them.

In short, it seems that these people used the horseshoe as a representation of their moon goddess.

Throughout the Middle Ages, people believed that evil spirits were afraid of horses (and therefore necessarily their shoes). This tradition could therefore come directly from the ancient Chaldean civilization... Interesting!

Regardless, at that time, women who were found guilty of witchcraft were buried with a horseshoe nailed to their coffin, in order to prevent them from being resurrected.

One thing is certain: iron can be considered a major European lucky charm.

No matter which view you choose to take, it will therefore always be a symbol of paramount importance.

What delivery costs do I have to pay?

We have decided to cover the delivery costs. Concretely, except in certain special cases (notably for overseas regions), you will not have to pay anything . No fees, no additional costs.

What delivery time should I expect?

This may necessarily vary for each order. However, we undertake to finalize and send you the shipment within 48 hours of your order.

In any case, you will be entitled to request a full refund of your order if it has not reached you within 2 months. (Don't worry, this is just a deadline and not a forecast!)

Do you provide tracking numbers?

Of course ! We will also add it to the status of your order as soon as the transport companies send them to us.

As we are committed to guaranteeing you maximum satisfaction, it is always possible to contact us via the address contact@la-porte-du-bonheur.com or our contact form.

I have other questions. Can I call you ?

Once again, it is easy to contact us by email at contact@la-porte-du-bonheur.com or via our contact form.

So don't hesitate to ask us any questions about our products, our blog articles or our project in general. We will be happy to respond to you as quickly as possible.

As a newly translated French store, most of our product reviews are written in French. We've decided not to translate them, in order to stay true to what our customers think of us.