Carp fish is a very traditional meal during Christmas and New Year's dinner in many Central European countries. In countries such as Poland and Germany there is a tradition that after dinner, a couple of scales are cut off and kept in the wallet until the next time the meeting takes place to receive prosperity and good fortune.

There is documentation of its use by the Etruscans, in the Roman Era. In countries like Italy or Turkey the "fist" is considered an offensive gesture, but in Brazil it is considered to have the capacity to capture all the good luck that its owner did not have until the moment of acquiring it.

It is a characteristic figure of the Andean altiplano, which receives tribute in Bolivia, Peru, northern Chile and Argentina, as well as in eastern Venezuela, where he is known as Don Juan del Dinero. According to historians, the legend began in the Tiahuanaco culture, Bolivia, and after the Spanish conquest it was adapted by Aymaras and Incas. It is a