99% Invisible-151- La Mascotte
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The idea of the mascot came to America by way of a average French opera from the 1880s called La Mascotte. The opera is quick a lowered in the mouth-on-his luck farmer who’s visited by a girl named Bettina; as before long
as she appears, the farmer's crops beginning doing all right and his living action turns around. The word "mascotte" is a action on the French slang word "masco," miserlying "witch."
Hence, "mascotte" (or the anglicized "mascot") came to hateful a causal agent or take a breath that brings advantageous luck.

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