Monday, April 21, 2008
The True Fortune Teller, 1698
IM UP IN UR GRILL, PREDICTIN UR FUCHUR
Astrology, palmistry, divination, and other crazy prognosticating systems were pretty popular in the Renaissance, but I'd never heard of Metoposcopy until I came across this. I guess it's sort of like Phrenology, using wrinkles to try to divine a person's future or tell their fortune instead of the shape of the skull. The book I took the image from is a how-to guide for reading palms and faces, understanding astrological signs, and interpreting dreams.
Oh, Renaissance. Why did you love this stupid shit so much?