Historical claims, mythological fables, and theories of symbolism resonate upon the assumptions of hair as an attribute and sign, whose signified properties, such as strength, freedom, beauty, attraction, shift in the context of tales and beliefs to consolidate in the notion of power. Legends as those of Samson and Delilah in the Bible, Medusa in Greek mythology, Queen Berenice of Egypt, Mara’s temptation in Buddhism, among others, are exemplary for the age-old account of hair’s mystical magnitude implied in an act. translated as punishment, humiliation, or a sacrifice.

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