The Hand of Glory

Jul 10, 2017, 11:25 PM

This week on Oddity, we discuss an archaic charm which is a fascinating, albeit grisly, part of English folklore; the hand of glory.

Sources and further reading:

D. L. Ashliman's research on University of Pittsburgh website - http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/hand.html

The Whitby Museum - http://www.whitbymuseum.org.uk/collections/hogg.php

Folklore Thursday - http://folklorethursday.com/folklife/dark-folklore-hand-glory-dead-mens-hands-folk-magic/

Walsall.gov website downloadable pdf – The Hand of Glory and the White Hart

Wikipedia – The Hand of Glory / Walsall Museum / Mandrake pages