About Gaia's Handfasting
union, bonding or tryst. The concept of a Handfasting is said to have
originated with the ancient Celtic culture. With the peasant class, a
Handfasting was often used because the couple was not wealthy
enough to require one nor did they need one as there usually was
no dowry to arrange for. Conversely with the nobility class, a Handfasting
was used almost like a modern day prenuptial agreement. The Handfasting
was used to signify the betrothal of the couple before the business of the
dowry and entitlement was worked out.
Today a Handfasting can be used in many similar and dissimilar ways.
It can be used to signify an engagement or betrothal. Laws being as
they are today, a Handfasting is an excellent way for a gay or lesbian
couple to make their commitment known. Additionally a Handfasting
can be added to any wedding ceremony, regardless of religion, as
"tying the knot" is a universal wedding theme.
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