Evil Eye

Evil Eye

The evil eye Greek: μάτι, mati, Nazar, "eye"; Hebrew: עַיִן הָרָע‎; malocchio; Arabic: aynPersian: cheshm)

evil eye line

It is a superstitious belief in curses. They believe that they have been cast by a malevolent glare that is given to a person that is unaware. To protect from this cast, they wear this talisman as a symbol of protection. 

Greece. The evil eye is known as μάτι (mati).

The evil eye comes in different sizes and shapes. People share one meaning of the evil eye, all used for the same purpose: protection. So, the evil eye meaning stretches across the boundaries for protecting one from getting harmed.

Many cultures believe in this curse, that if one receives envy for someone, it will carry misfortune or get injured. Meanwhile, others believe it is a kind of supernatural force that reflects or casts a malevolent gaze back upon those who wish harm upon others.

People wear or carry an evil eye to guard against misfortune, evil eye brings luck and protects them from any ill.

Another talisman is the Hamsa Hand.

The Hamsa is a talisman made to ward off the evil eye.

The Hamsa hand, The word Hamsa, also spelled khamsa and hamesh, means "five," referring to the hand's fingers. The Jewish culture calls this hand Hamsa and is also called the Hand of Miriam; in some Muslim cultures, the Hand of Fatima. The Nazar is an attractive decoration.

To protect from this curse, people create beautiful decorations, like balls or disks usually with concentric white and blue circles.