Red-haired people are often seen as easy targets for mockery. The reality is actually pretty painful. History has not been kind to redheads. How did this weirdness come to pass? The saga of resentment and mistrust is thought to stretch back to the time of Christ. Hades abducting Persephone, fresco in the small royal tomb at Vergina, Macedonia, Greece, c.
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Are Redheads From Ireland And Other Ginger Myths
In celebration of National Love Your Red Hair Day we debunk some of the ridiculous rumors that have followed redheads through the ages. Sign up to IrishCentral's newsletter to stay up-to-date with everything Irish! Most redheads will have to put up with teasing at some point in their lives. The idea that redheads are vampires, have no soul, and practice witchcraft are only used as jokes today thankfully , but once these things were believed to be true and treated very seriously. They burned their bodies to stop them from rising from the grave. We can only imagine the fear and hysteria surrounding redheads at the time. Read More: Cloudy weather could have caused Celts' red hair.
Why, you ask? Research shows that redheads have more sex , more orgasms and possibly even more passion than their counterparts with other hair colors. Just in time for St.
Historically those people with red hair have always been treated with prejudice and suspicion. On top of that they had to put up with the belief that redheads were fiery and hot-tempered. It is estimated that 2 to 5 percent of the population of the United States has red hair and just one per cent of the global population are redheads. So, the US has by far the highest number of redheads.