Posted by Christine L on 7th Jul 2015

The Evil Eye

Most people don’t really know what ‘the evil eye’ is. By definition, it is a gaze or stare superstitiously believed to cause material harm. However, what they might not know is that there is history behind it. The evil eye has been mentioned in ancient texts in Greece, Rome, the bible, Koran, and even Shakespeare.

Back in the day, when something bad would happen to a good person, the only explanation would be that there was an evil eye on them. The evil eye can come from anyone, even from you. Jealousy is one cause of ‘giving the evil eye’. Essentially, the evil eye is a magical curse. Some might think of it as a superstition, a superstition that many follow.

People wear amulets to deter the evil eye, often using the color blue (symbolizing heaven or godliness) and an eye symbol.