Ladybird, ladybird, fly away home
Your house is on fire and your children are gone
All except one, and that's Little Anne
For she has crept under the warming pan.
In Russia, a popular children's rhyme exists with a call to fly to the sky and bring back bread.
Similarly, in Denmark a ladybird, called a Mary's hen, is asked by children to fly to 'our lord in heaven and ask for fairer weather in the morning'.
In France, ladybirds are considered to be bringers of good weather.
May you all have good luck today, wherever you are. Times six.