One of the most powerful weapons appearing in the Avengers Movies, Thanos’s Gauntlet, was most likely inspired by a Catholic Relic. It has been revealed that movie creators may have been inspired by an ancient Catholic relic when designing the formidable weapon. First created in 1990, the so-called Infinity Gauntlet is one of the most powerful weapons in all of Marvel Comics. The glove is built to hold all six Infinity Stones (or Infinity Gems as they were initially called) and grants whoever wears the full Gauntlet an unimaginable amount of power.
Thanos’s Gauntlet Inspired by a Catholic Relic
And while many of us love the Avengers Movies, it has not been revealed that the Catholic Church has something in common with the movie Avengers: Endgame and Avengers Infinity War. Look at Thanos’s Gauntlet, appearing in Avengers Infinity War and Endgame, and then at the relic of Saint Teresa of Jesu.
See something similar?
That Gauntlet onto which Thanos places the six infinite stones in the movie Avengers Infinity War and goes on to snap his fingers, causing half of the lifeforms in the universe to disappear, was most likely inspired by an ancient Catholic relic.
The glove used by Thanos, also known as the Infinity Gauntlet, is nearly identical to the reliquary containing Saint Teresa of Jesus incorrupt hand.
The reliquary containing Saint Teresa of Jesus incorrupt hand is a seventeenth-century holy artifact found in the Iglesia de la Merced in the city of Ronda, in the province of Málaga, Spain. It is a piece of gilded silver inlaid with precious stones that contain the hand of Santa Teresa de Jesús.
The history of the relic, real-life Thanos gauntlet
Did you know that the gauntlet of Thanos is so powerful because it is a replica of the relic of the hand of St. Teresa de Jesus?
Good luck unseeing that now.
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According to history, nine months after the death of Saint Teresa of Jesus, in October 1582, her remains were exhumed. Her body appeared incorrupt, but the clothing had rotted. Certain relics were distributed for veneration throughout the years, one of them being her hands.
One of Spain’s military dictators, Francisco Franco, took possession of the relic after it was stolen in 1937. Franco carried the relic everywhere he went and is even said to have kept it at his bedside. Nuns retrieved the real in Ronda after the military dictator died in 1975.
Since then, the relic traveled through several convents and destinations until it ended up preserved at the Iglesia de la Merced in the city of Ronda. The relic is now back in its rightful home, housed in a darkened, locked room, set inside a silver glove covered in precious stones.
At the moment, we do not know if the creators of the infinity gauntlet were really inspired by the glove of Saint Teresa of Jesus. However, comparing one to the other, side by side, we certainly see a considerable similarity.
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