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The History Behind: Hands of Glory

One of the Vilest Objects in All of Folklore, These Severed Hands Were Allegedly Utilised in Black Magic

Folklore has long told of the great powers held by the hand of a corpse, with the severed left hands of convicts hanged at the gallows being particularly utilised as a so-called Hand of Glory. Traditionally dried and pickled, these…




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