Sunday, 26 May 2013

Why Marriage Ring is Placed at Fourth Finger of Left Hand, The Ring Finger

It was traditionally believed that there was a vein running from the ring finger to the heart, and it was termed 'Vena amoris'. It is latin for 'vein of love'. However it is not a fact that the ring finger contains a vein which connects it to the heart. It is just a traditional belief.

 This is an excerpt from the source:
Well, the western custom of placing the ring on the third finger of the left hand was originated with the Greeks. In the third century B.C. Greek physicians with their misguided interpretation of human anatomy thought that a vein of blood ran directly from the third finger on the left hand to the heart.

Wedding Ring Finger Heart
Wedding Ring Finger Heart