4 wise monkeys meaning

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4 wise monkeys meaning

Small statuettes of three monkeys, one covering his eyes, another his ears, and another his mouth, have been popular in Britain since probably the s; they are known to have been carried as lucky charms by soldiers in the First World War.

The Wise Monkeys originated in Japan, where they have been known since the 16th century; statues of them are set at crossro in honour of Koshin, the God of Ro, whose attendants they are. Smith, Folklore— View all related items in Oxford Reference ».

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