Before clocks it was referred to as "sunwise" not "clockwise."
Clocks run from left to right between 9:00 and 3:00, other half it's right to left.
Once every month or so, there's a TIL that makes me produce an audible "huh..."
Til in the southern hemisphere sun dials go opposite of the northern hemisphere.
This was done by a "President" who wants to run for the 11th time even though the constitution forbids him.
TIL sun dial shadows are part of cultural identity
"Left to right" or, you know, clockwise.
You also have 12 hours because the people creating the first sundial (probably Egypt) counted the bones on one hand using their thumb.