真钱梭哈:这些浪漫的婚礼传统 原来起源这么黑暗!

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网络赚钱是真的吗 www.daz0.com.cn 婚礼总是和幸福、浪漫联系在一起,但在很久以前,婚礼上却充斥着恐惧,许多流传到现在的婚礼传统,起源一点也不浪漫。比如,新娘面纱和伴娘,都与驱赶恶灵有关。订婚戒指原本是用于宣誓丈夫对妻子的所有权,捧花则是为了隐藏新娘的体味。


Romans used engagement rings to indicate ownership.


According to the American Gem Society, anthropologists believe that engagement rings date back to a Roman custom in which wives wore rings with keys attached, which indicated that their husbands owned them.


Engagement rings began to get a little less dark in 1477, when Archduke Maximilian of Austria commissioned an extravagant diamond ring for his new wife. The accessory grew in popularity in the Victorian era, and gradually the diamond ring trend trickled down from nobility to the masses.


Bridesmaids originally dressed alike to confuse vengeful spirits from harming the bride.


There is a theory that the tradition of bridesmaids dressing alike dates back to ancient Rome, the bride considered to be prime bait for vengeful spirits. So, all the women dressed alike to confuse the spirits from interrupting the bride and groom's nuptials.


Another theory, however, dates back to the Victorian era. Dr. Liz Gloyn, a lecturer in Royal Holloway at the University of London, told The Independent that the tradition stemmed from fear of competition.


"It is my belief that by regulating the bridesmaids formally into exactly the same garments, there was no room for any of them to try and outdo each other, let alone the bride, through the use of grander fabric, grander jewelry," Dr. Gloyn said.



Centuries ago, a groom had to "kidnap" the bride if her family disapproved of their union. The best man was put in place to defend the groom in case the family retaliated.


The best man originated as the groom's choice protector. Many centuries ago, it was common for a groom to "steal" a bride from her family if they didn't approve of the union — and it was the best man's job to fight the family if they retaliated.


It was also common practice for the best man to stand next to the groom with a sword in tow on the day of the wedding. In fact, ancient groups like the Huns, Goths, and Visigoths would store weapons in the floor of the church in the event of a brawl.


brawl[brɔl]: n. 争吵;打架


Carrying the bride across the threshold was symbolic of the bride unwillingly leaving her family.


The practice of the groom carrying the bride across the threshold of their new home or bedroom dates back to ancient Rome. At the time, the bride had to prove that she didn't willingly leave her father's home, as doing so would have been improper.


Romans also believed evil spirits attempted to curse the couple one last time at the threshold, so the groom had to lift the bride's feet above the ground so as not to let the spirits enter her body.



The bouquet was originally used to mask the bride's body odor, and it was often made with pungent herbs.


According to the Huffington Post, the tradition of the bride carrying a bouquet dates back to the 15th century. In medieval times, people didn't smell quite as good as they do now, so brides carried fragrant bouquets to mask their own body odor. The bouquets were often made with strong herbs, like garlic and dill.



Actually, the reason June weddings are so popular is because people used to take their annual baths in May.


To this day, people fantasize about having a June wedding — but the fixation with that summer month dates back to the 15th century, and it also relates to smell. People used to take their annual baths in May, which made June the perfect time for a good-smelling public gathering.



Veils used to be red so that the bride looked like she was on fire, which would scare maleficent spirits away.


Back in Roman times, the bridal veil was actually a red sheet called a "flammeum," which was designed to look like fire. The bride's entire body would be covered in it, in an attempt to scare off any evil spirits.


Over time, the red went away, but veils remained a tactic used to shield the bride from maleficent forces. They also were used to weigh the bride down, and prevent them from running away.


maleficent[mə'lɛfəsnt]: adj. 有害的;做坏事的


The father handing off the bride to her husband used to be more of a business transaction.


The tradition of the father of the bride walking his daughter down the aisle to "give her away" roughly dates back to the 1549 Book of Common Prayer and the Church of England. It was more of a business transaction than anything else, as the "giving away" referred to a transfer of property.


"In Britain, as in many places, women had long been considered essentially the property of men, first their fathers and then their husbands," according to Time.



Bachelor parties date back to ancient Sparta, and they have gotten more raucous as the years have gone on.


The tradition of a bachelor party, or "stag night," dates back to the 5th century BC in ancient Sparta. According to Time, "Spartan soldiers held a dinner in their friend's honor and made toasts on his behalf — with, one assumes, a Spartan sense of decorum. Since then, the events have generally grown more raucous."

婚前单身派对(stag night)要追溯到公元前5世纪的古斯巴达。据《泰晤士报》介绍:“斯巴达战士会为即将结婚的朋友摆一桌宴席,并用斯巴达礼节代表新郎祝酒。在那之后,单身派对就变得越来越喧闹。”

The more recent, wild iterations of bachelor parties gained popularity in the '80s, according to Time.



Honeymoons originated as trips to go see the family that couldn't make it to the wedding.


Honeymoons used to be relatively anti-climactic, originating in 18th century Britain as trips the newlyweds would take after the wedding to visit relatives who weren't able to attend.


According to INSIDER, the word "honeymoon" became synonymous with a post-wedding vacation around 1791: "That usage first appears in a collection of German folk stories", according to the Oxford English dictionary.


"'The new-married couple spent their honey-moon in Augspurg, in mutual happiness and innocent enjoyments, like the first human pair in the garden of Eden,' the sentence goes."


anti-climactic: adj. 平淡;有虎头蛇尾之感

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