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Why You Wear a Ring on Your Ring Finger. (Video)

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posted on May, 31 2009 @ 05:24 PM
I came across this video while stumbling on the internet.

i never knew a vain ran from your ring finger to your heart, and the Chinese philosophy part is pretty interesting as well. enjoy!

(click to open player in new window)

it makes sense to me, i have never thought about why we do it, i wonder how many other significant things i have over looked like this.

edited grammar.

[edit on 31-5-2009 by hermanthegerman]

posted on May, 31 2009 @ 05:25 PM
I do it because my wife makes me.

posted on May, 31 2009 @ 05:27 PM

Originally posted by elevatedone
I do it because my wife makes me.

LMAO i guess that's the real reason why we wear them.

edited grammar. (i am to quick to hit reply lol)

[edit on 31-5-2009 by hermanthegerman]

posted on May, 31 2009 @ 05:39 PM
reply to post by hermanthegerman

Wedding rings come from paganism, through the Catholic church adopting this, since the Catholic church always took from their conquered countries, with this originating with the Roman's, being Catholic.


The term pagan is from the Latin paganus, an adjective originally meaning "rural", "rustic" or "of the country."

As a noun, paganus was used to mean "country dweller, villager."[6] The semantic development of post-classical Latin paganus in the sense "non-Christian, heathen" is unclear.

The reason being for their taking it, was because, when they conquered a race, tribe, or people, and they believed in paganism, usually the pagan's would rebel if they were not allowed to keep something of their heritage, as well as many other people would do the same.

Rome learned, to conquer people, they had to get them to convert to their religions, while still adapting some of those peoples beliefs into their own society, making those people weaker, and the Roman's stronger. This is where you will get a historical difference where the conscripted solidiers of foreign armies were allowed to keep their long hair, beards, and facial body tattoos, until I believe it was Hannibal who upon researching the battlefield's dead, don't quote me that it was Hannibal, I forget and think it was him, learned why he kept losing so many conscripted men. It was their beards and long hair, the enemy soldiers would grab these, not allowing them to escape and hack them to death.

It originated from handfasting.

Handfasting is a traditional European ceremony of (temporary or permanent) betrothal or wedding. It is common in Celtic and Slavic countries.

The term is derived from the verb to handfast, used in Middle to Early Modern English for the making of a contract of marriage.

The term is originally a loan from Old Norse hand-festa "to strike a bargain by joining hands".

The Council of Trent changed Roman Catholic marriage laws to require the presence of a priest. This change did not extend to the regions affected by the Protestant Reformation, and in Scotland, marriage by consent remained in effect.

Celtic, Slavic, and Norse were all pagan religions, worshipping many gods, deities, as well as the weather.

I will let you do your own research as well I will come back and edit this post, I just wanted to get the ball rolling while it was fresh in my mind. I have studied Ancient Rome as well as Ancient Greece, all of my life, so the majority of the information I have on this topic, is in my head, I generally look for information online to give to those I post to, because the topics are so in depth I have to include resources for others, so they do not accuse me of assuming, not knowing and making it up, or flat out lying.

And I love the Australian woman's take, on the Chinese philosophy, it may be the Chinese's phiolosphy, but I do not remember that particular one, since as well as Roman and Greek history, Asia always facinated me, and I studied it all my life as well, taking the Art of War, and turning it into the Art of Peace, for myself.

I was once called a "Walking Wikipedia" by a male friend, because I know almost anything, about almost everything, especially Government, Military, and Law Enforcement.

Rome, to me, represents all three of those, since our current system of Government was founded and modeled as well as moulded around Roman and Greek politics. If you hesitate to believe me, do your own research, but I will give you a few pointers in the right direction.

* Fasces - Rome - The Roman system of Government, with politicians, as well as various other forms of Roman archetypes, are where we get a lot of our current political system.

* Sparta - Greece - The Spartan's, and their "Two-Kings", one going to war, and one staying home to protect the people, is where we get the President and Vice-President from.

The Founding Fathers, were after all, extremely well educated men. Forming a new country, out of the old country, fit right up there with the Roman's and Greek's.

[edit on 31-5-2009 by SpartanKingLeonidas]

posted on May, 31 2009 @ 05:58 PM
Well, I'm gonna get married shortly, God Forbid! Haha.

posted on May, 31 2009 @ 06:01 PM
Hate to say it my friend... but replace 'where' with 'wear' in the title.

It's the only spelling mistake i dislike.

[edit on 31-5-2009 by mr-lizard]

posted on May, 31 2009 @ 06:02 PM
Double post apologeticum.

[edit on 31-5-2009 by mr-lizard]

posted on May, 31 2009 @ 06:04 PM
reply to post by SpartanKingLeonidas

thanks for contributing, i imagine there are many reasons independent to a lot of different cultures.

i just like this one cause it was kinda neat, what with being able to do it with your hands.

[edit on 31-5-2009 by hermanthegerman]

posted on May, 31 2009 @ 06:05 PM
reply to post by mr-lizard

lol, my spelling is horrible, if it wasn't for the spell check feature i use with firefox i doubt i would be understandable.

posted on Jun, 1 2009 @ 05:18 PM

off-topic post removed to prevent thread-drift


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