Why are four-leaf clovers considered to be lucky? When Adam and Eve were evicted from the Garden of Eden, Eve snatched a 4-leaf clover (which were plentiful in the Garden) as a remembrance of her days in Paradise. In Irish tradition a three-leaf clover represents the Holy Trinity. One leaf each for the Father, The Son and the Holy Spirit. When a four-leaf clover is found the fourth leaf represents God's Grace. One old saying on the luck of the clover: "One leaf for fame,/One leaf for wealth,/And one leaf for a faithful lover,/And one leaf to bring glorious health,/Are all in a 4-leaf clover Others say that the four-leaf clover represents Hope, Faith, Love and Luck. Also, the rarity of the plant (at one time) contributed to its value, although seeds which grow only 4-leaf clovers are now available.