"In the Mouth of the Wolf"

In the Italian culture, the expression, “In bocca al lupo” (In the mouth of the wolf) is a salutation of good luck from one person to another. These words are meant to convey the idea that if you are in the mouth of the wolf, you are in the embrace of good fortune. The expression is believed to be derived from the legend of Romulus and Remus, the mythical founders of the Roman Empire, who as twin babies were raised by a she-wolf.