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Hand of Power

Mano Pantea from The Evil Eye - stWills’s Lucky Charms #19: THE HAND of Power
From Lucky Mojo

1920s-era cigarette trading card art and text:

This is one of 50 trading cards depicting amulets and talismans published in England during the 1920s by W. D. & H. O Wills, makers of Wills’s Cigarettes.

THE HAND

The use of a representation of the Hand as a talisman can be traced back to at least 800 years B.C., when it was used as a charm against enchantment. Many varieties of the Hand exist; in some the elaboration is very marked, each device representing some particular charm. Life size models of these Hands were supposed to guard the house against Continue reading

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