Saturday, May 13, 2017

The Origins of Common Expressions, No.25: Blood Is Thicker Than Water

Meaning: Family comes before everything else

History: In ancient Middle Eastern culture, blood rituals between men symbolized bonds that were far greater than those of family. The saying also has to do with “blood brothers,” because warriors who symbolically shared the blood they shed in battle together were said to have stronger bonds than biological brothers


Pictures of Shiites Muslim Blood Rituals

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