Salt Line Ceremony
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The Salt Line Ceremony is a Colonial military ceremony, typically taking place before the start of a major battle. A line of table salt is placed on the ground between two rows of personnel to be deployed in combat. A passage of scripture is read, and the two rows converge, spreading the salt line with their feet.
- It is a common superstition in many cultures that salt - in lines, circles or thrown over the shoulder - wards off evil spirits. On their website the Morton Salt Company gives an overview of salt's role in religious rituals of purification in real-world Earth history.
- Racetrack uses Aerilon Crystal table salt for the ceremony.