Statue Rubbing

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By Crusader1307

A superstitious piece of Folk Custom – ''Statue Rubbing'' is many thousands of years old. The practice of seeing various carved icons as ''Good Luck'', with such ''magic'' imparted to those who touch the piece, was a common practice in both Ancient Greece and Rome. The touching of statues (or Busts) of Gods, Goddesses, Emperors or Heroes – was seen as a means of victory to some. In more modern settings, statutes of sports heroes and their related symbolism are also ''rubbed'' as a means of ensuring a win.