The top of the head, on the other hand, is associated with auspiciousness and positive value. It is, as it were, the seat or symbol of dignity for the individual. To touch or otherwise show disrespect for the top of a person’s head is to engage in a serious insult.

  • Source: Textor, Robert Bayard. Roster of the gods: an ethnography of the supernatural in a Thai village. New Haven: Human Relations Area Files, 1973.
  • Culture: Central Thai
  • Location: Asia