"Now there are besides these characters in our faces certain mystical figures in our hands," wrote Sir Thomas Browne in his Religio Medici.
...the presence of lines for children
in this area of the hand
may or may not indicate
Small ovals or islands on the lines and mounts of the hands generally are regarded as a defect. “This sign is one which has been misunderstood and improperly handled by many palmists,” writes William Benham in his book, The Laws of Scientific Hand-Reading. The island itself is not a single sign but is created by the splitting of the main, or major, line and a return of the split back to the major line.
A chronology of life is implicit in the visible lines of the hands, a linear clock of our personal progression and growth.
It is possible to get a very quick--snapshot of character by looking at a person's thumbs. This most unique of digits is what distinguishes us from almost all other creatures on the earth.