Ancient-Origins.net reports on the finding of the last extant “Hand of Glory”:
“The Bladen Journal reports that a mummified hand found in Castleton, North Yorkshire, England is the only known ‘Hand of Glory’, a grotesque artifact meant to aid thieves in their work during the night, still in existence. This mummified hand supposedly has the power to “entrance humans” according to the Express. Hands of Glory were also a favorite tool for thieves and creative storytellers for over 200 years.”
The article goes on to quote the recipe for creating one of these talismans, quoting Sabine Baring-Gould‘s (1873) Curious Myths of the Middle Ages.
Read the entire article – and directions – here:
These would make great Saturnalia stock stuffers!