Not everyone is lucky enough to be born with a birthmark. Before modern medicine, birthmarks were - and for some people, still are - a source of mythology and superstitious belief.
Before we had a better understanding of them, moles and birthmarks were once considered a sign of the witch or the mark of Satan. Accusers during the Salem Witch Trials pointed them out as proof that the accused were witches.
Others believed that they served as a mark of prestige - one that pointed to royal ancestry. While we know now that birthmarks are caused by abnormal blood vessels under the skin, or a clustering of pigment cells, it's still fun to wonder whether some of the old beliefs could be true...
Take a close look at your birthmark and then read on to find out what it could reveal about you!