London Bridge is falling down…

That little kid’s nusery rhyme-game, “London Bridge Is Falling Down” is thought to have come from an ancient Druid ritual, in which children played that exact game and probably chanted a prayer or a song. The child that ended up trapped in someone’s arms by the end of the chant was selected to “guard” a bridge–but the only way for the child to guard the bridge was if he or she was dead, so the unlucky child was sacrificed! Sorta makes you wonder about the origins of OTHER games that we played in preschool… (like “Ring Around the Rosie” being about the Black Plague.)

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