Exploring History
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Exploring History

Two red leather children’s shoes. The shoes look a bit like girl’s Mary Janes, with a decorative bow made of red satin and a metal buckle on the strap.

Wait, There’s A Shoe In My Wall!

And other Really Weird traditions of Medieval Europe

Apotropaic magic (amulets or rituals meant to turn away harm) still has a fair amount of importance in today’s world.
Every time you give someone the bird, for instance, you are unconsciously repeating a traditional gesture that dates back to ancient Greece — and is probably even older than that.

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Giulia Montanari

Giulia Montanari

Thirty-something public registrar in Italy. Can’t parallel park to save my life. Join Medium with my referral link: https://medium.com/@tanarx/membership