The belt may either be worn as protection (like the chastity belt, being an allegory of virginity and implying the defensive morals of a person, 'the girding of the loins') or as decoration, but it is a lasting image of civilian and religious apparel throughout time. It may also be considered a symbol of deprivation or restriction, as in the monk's knotted rope, a notion which has been popularized with the expression "tightening one's belt." A belt may also signify strength, as it did with the Norse thunder god Thor, who’s strength doubled when he wore his. When associated with Venus, takes on erotic, fetish sense, especially with its location on the body -- a girl, wearing her belt twisted is in love.

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