The legendary and epic history of the beard go back a long way. Scientists believe that since the Prehistoric ages, men have grown a long beard for 3 main causes, for protection, intimidation, and for cultural purposes.
In most eastern cultures, beards were idolized at an even higher level where long beards stood as a symbol of prestige, wisdom, strength, and courage. The same is often true today. Similarly, in ancient Egypt, the beard was regarded as a symbol of prosperity, power, and social status. The wealthiest and most powerful men during those times would have their beards dyed and plated with interwoven gold thread. The beard was considered to be a divine characteristic of God.