Cardea was the ancient Roman goddess of health, thresholds, door handles, and hinges. Her name comes from cardo, meaning door-pivot. She protected children against vampires and witches, and was also the benefactress of craftsmen.
According to Ovid, “her power is to open what is shut; to shut what is open.”
Here’s where we read about Cardea: “Have Separation Anxiety? Try Holding a Hinge” by Lauren DePino in The New York Times May 29, 2020
Hinge worship in England
Hinges were worshiped in England even earlier than in Rome — Stonehinge:
Norman Lear — his successes hinged on two words — “Over” and “Next” — “with some hammock time in between.” The end result is the same as Bell’s.