The legend of the red thread of destiny

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The red thread as a symbol of destiny, have you ever heard of it? The legend of the red thread of destiny is a popular legend of Chinese origin widespread in Japan where it is known as 'Unmei no akai ito'.

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The red thread as a symbol of destiny, have you ever heard of it? There legend of the red thread of destiny is a popular legend of Chinese origin widespread in Japan where it is known as 'Unmei no akai ito'.





The oriental tradition linked to the legend of the red thread of destiny tells us that every person from birth carries a red thread tied to the little finger of his left hand that connects it to his own twin soul. It is a indestructible thread.

The legend of the red thread of destiny has inspired numerous manga, films and TV series in Japan, which have since become famous all over the world.

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The legend of the red thread

The protagonist of the legend of the red thread of destiny is a man named Wei. After being orphaned, from an early age he wanted to marry and form a large family but when he became an adult he had not yet achieved this goal.

On a trip he met an elderly man who revealed to him that he was the God of weddings. He explained to Wei that his wife was now a 3-year-old girl and that she should wait another 14 years before knowing her.

The old man had with him a sack which contained the red thread of destiny, an invisible thread impossible to cut. When two people are linked by the red thread they are destined to meet and get married.

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Wei in a moment of madness tried to kill that 3-year-old girl by sending one of her servants but was unable to. So continued his life up until 14 years later he met a beautiful 17-year-old girl and married her. She was just that little girl that the God of Marriages had told him about. The two they understood their fate and loved each other forever.



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The soulmates

The two soul mates thanks to their red thread and guided by destiny they are destined to meet and marry.

However, not always in the life of the future couple everything goes smoothly. The meeting between two people can come after a very troubled journey. In fact, when the red thread of destiny is very long it can twist and make it difficult for the two to meet. But according to Japanese legend this meeting is inevitable because in the heart and in the soul, even without knowing it yet, the two people are already united.


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Destiny in love

We do not know if love encounters can be guided by destiny or if souls try to meet again after having known each other in previous lives. We can believe in what we want, but we cannot deny that love between two people, when it blooms, it always remains a miracle and a great and precious mystery.

Marta Albè

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