The Meaning of Anklet According to Religion and Culture

Ankh is an Egyptian term meaning “a string of hooks”. This was the first known meaning of anklet, as depicted in Egyptian art.

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However, the meaning of the anklet remains the same – it is a beautiful piece of accessory that is sure to catch the attention of everyone who sees it. PHOTO via @PIXABAY/13 March 2021

The meaning of anklet has been associated with several cultures throughout the world. This is because anklets have been used for multiple purposes by different groups of people, depending on their situation. For instance, some cultures wear anklets for protection, while some wear them to ward off evil spirits.

  • Today, there are a lot of styles of anklets available.
  • Some types of anklets are used for protection, while others are used for different purposes.
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Some tribes believe that the anklet will protect them from evil spirits and enable them to travel safely in the woods. Other tribes believe that an anklet gives them mystical powers.

Regardless, of what the meaning of the anklet is to you, one thing is for sure: it has an interesting history.

Ankh is an Egyptian term meaning “a string of hooks”. This was the first known meaning of anklet, as depicted in Egyptian art. Since then, it has come to refer to any type of jewellery that is made of a single string of hooks and beads.

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While many people use the term “ankle” to describe this type of jewellery, anklets can also be described as “straps” or “links”. They are usually used to accentuate clothing and add accent colors to accessories.

The meaning of anklet can vary according to religion. In some religions, anklets are worn as talismans of protection. Certain tribes believe that the ankh symbolizes the soul of the wearer and grants them special powers and abilities. 

People who practice Wicca , an ancient form of religion similar to witchcraft, believe that the ankh protects the user from harm.

The only thing that differs between Wiccan and the meaning of the anklet is that Wiccans attach their charms to their skin instead of their bodies.

Today, anklets are still used in various forms of magic. Anklets can be found in almost any kind of jewellery. Some types of anklets are used for protection, while others are used for different purposes. Wearing an anklet around the ankle may keep unwanted objects from touching the user, thus allowing them to move freely.

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While some anklets provide protection to the wearer, some others, called crow’s feet, add to the beauty of a woman’s apparel by adding flair to her style and grace to her features.

The meaning of an anklet may also vary according to culture. For instance, Egyptian culture considers anklets a talisman. Aside from being used as protection charms, they are also believed to be able to ward off evil spirits. However, this meaning of the anklet is different with regards to the meaning of a bracelet.

The meaning of an anklet differs according to the meaning of a bracelet. A bracelet is designed to contain several small stones that, when joined together, give form to a larger ornament. 

On the other hand, an anklet is designed with one or two small stones attached to the end of the string. As compared to bracelets, anklets have not many stones attached to the end of the string.

Regardless of what the meaning of the anklet is, you can always enjoy wearing an anklet. If you do not want to add a meaning of anklet to your current bracelet, you can just wear an anklet on its own. For example, you can wear black leather anklet  on your ankle if you are going out in town.

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However, if you are at home in your bedroom, you can simply wear your favorite pair of earrings.

Today, there are a lot of styles of anklets available . There are simple anklets, which have just a single stone; multi-stone anklets, which have five or more stones; precious and semi-precious anklets, which have diamonds, rubies, emeralds, or other precious stones; and finally, wooden anklets, which are usually made from wood and adorned with beads.

These different types of anklets can certainly express different messages.

However, the meaning of the anklet remains the same – it is a beautiful piece of accessory that is sure to catch the attention of everyone who sees it.

Jacob Mugwana

Ass. Fashion Editor/Blogger

Aspiring International Media Journalist, #ASFA2014 & #ASFA2015 Nominee, Fashion Blogger, Social Media Strategist/PR and Editor at Flash Uganda Media. I help provide companies with tips & recommendations on how they can improve their presence on social media. WhatsApp +256781873083.