On this day last year I proposed to my wife and so it’s fitting that What I learned yesterday was about the Vena Amoris or Vein of love.
Vena amoris is a Latin name meaning, literally, “vein of love”. Traditional belief established that this vein ran directly from the heart to the fourth finger of the left hand. This theory has been cited in western cultures as one of the reasons the engagement ring and/or wedding ring was placed on the fourth finger, or “ring finger”. This traditional belief is a fallacy as all the fingers in the hand have a similar vein structure.
A fun fact to begin the year with don’t you think?