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A Billiken is a symbol of good luck who represents “things as they ought to be.” In the early 1900’s there was a huge trend in the United States around the Billiken.
Per SLU’s website, “Before [the Billiken] was Saint Louis University’s mascot, he was a national sensation, a figure who was turned into dolls, marshmallow candies, metal banks, hatpins, pickle forks, belt buckles, auto hood ornaments, salt and pepper shakers and glass bottles. Though they look a little different in each version, Billikens always possess cheery personalities, broad smiles and rotund bellies.” To buy a Billiken was said to give the purchaser luck, but to have one given would be better luck.