Wedding band

 

 

Back in Pagan times, young men entering the service of the Goddess Venus, wore their bands on their fingers to demonstrate the symbolic statement of marriage.

Rings have always been symbolic of love and sex. When a Celt woman put the ring on a man's finger, she was indicating to him her sexual availability. By actually putting the finger through the ring, it was a sign of the sexual intercourse to follow.

Signifying a bond between people, even chieftains and their warriors exchanged rings with each other, in Anglo Saxon Britain.

Much later, Monks started the practice of wearing betrothal rings as a symbol of their marriage to the virgin Mary, just as nuns also wore their rings as a statement of their marriage to jesus.

The fourth finger on a women's left hand came to be, because the Egyptians believed that the "love" vein" ran from that finger to her heart; hence, the ring would fetter her love from escaping to another man.

Jews decided to change the wedding finger to the index finger on the right hand, for their wives, as they were painfully aware of the women's wrath. While never wanting to be the one that stood in front of their angry wife, they didn't mind if she threw out some hexes and curses at others with her magical hand.