~~April 10, 2016~~
Here’s something about the history and symbolism behind the tradition of wearing a wedding ring and why, in most western cultures, it’s worn on the fourth finger of the left hand, otherwise known as the ring finger.
Wedding rings today are a billion dollar sentiment of love, but no one can really say for sure when this age old tradition actually started. Some believe that the oldest recorded exchange of wedding rings comes from ancient Egypt, about 4800 years ago. Sedges, rushes and reeds, growing alongside the well-known papyrus were twisted and braided into rings for fingers an other decorative ornaments worn by the women in those days.
The circle was the symbol of eternity, with no beginning or end, not only to the Egyptians, but many other ancient cultures. The hole in the center of the ring also had significance. It wasn’t just considered a space, but rather a gateway, or door; leading to things and events both known and unknown. To give someone a ring signifies never-ending and immortal love.
“As it appears in …. full read/full credit”
I do not own these images.
No intention of taking credit.
If anyone knows the owner of any, please advise and it will be corrected immediately.
A dear blogger friend taught me this concept.
You can find Michelle here: http://mchelsmusings.wordpress.com/
~IN HER OWN WORDS~
“IOTD” is image of the day, a concept I came up with. I teach visual meditative therapy – or in easy terms – a mini mental holiday. For some people it is very difficult for them to get their image right. I post an image a day for people to use in their mini mental vacay. Some are serious, some are silly, and some are just beautiful!”
#IOTD #ImageOfTheDay #488#DearBloggerFriend #HerOwnWords #Concept #Serious #Silly #JustBeautiful #MiniMentalVacay #History #Symbolism #Tradition #WearingWeddingRing #FourthFinger #LeftHand #RingFinger #Circle #SymbolEternity #NoBeginningOrEnd #HoleInCenter #GatewayDoor #NeverEndingIMmortalLove #RainbowRings
#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress
We ALL are ONE!!