"He gave her his hand and she took it and turned it palm up and held it in hers and studied it"
The Fortune Teller, by Michelangelo Caravaggio (1594)
Public DomainThe Fortune Teller, by Michelangelo Caravaggio (1594) - Credit: Musée du Louvre, Paris

The art of foretelling the future through the study of the palm can be found all over the world in various cultures. Its roots can be traced back to India in Hindu Astrology (known in Sanskrit as Jyotish), Chinese Yijing (I Ching), and Roma gypsy fortune tellers.

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