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History and Meaning of the Evil Eye

Evil Eye

The Greek traditional belief of Evil Eye is an ancient superstition met in many cultures around the Mediterranean sea from the Ancient times and it has been deeply widespread among Greek people who are very religious and supersticious. Usually, children are more vulnerable to evil eye because Greeks say that it can cause injury or even death!

The symbol and superstition of the evil eye is one of the strongest symbolic images in the world. Yet, despite the differences in the cultures which hold the evil eye myth, it retains largely the same meaning no matter where the story is told. In its most basic form, the evil eye is thought of as a look given to inflict harm, suffering, or some form of bad luck on those that it is cast upon. It is a look which clearly states that one intends for something bad to happen to the object of one’s focus, either out of jealousy or pure malice. The superstition of the evil eye holds that the malicious look is powerful enough to bring about actual disaster for the unfortunate person that is the receiver of the glare.