The History of the Evil Eye, an Ancient Symbol of Protection

What is the evil eye symbol? Evil eye jewelry meaning and amulets for evil eye protection?

The evil eye talisman has long been associated with protection from evil. It is believed that negative energy, in the form of jealousy, can be spread through the eyes and cause harm - a phenomenon known as being "touched by the evil eye". Traditionally, this was prevented with amulets which have evolved into round or eye-shaped symbols. Generally, they are dark blue, with concentric circles creating a white or light blue pupil in the center. The concept of the evil eye likely dates as far back as humans giving each other looks of envy; it was first recorded in Mesopotamia. Even today it is commonly seen as jewelry on babies and children, or hanging on doors and walls for protection.

The evil eye - first recorded by the Mesopotamians about 5,000 years ago in cuneiform on clay tablets, the evil eye may have originated as early as the Upper Paleolithic age. We find this figure in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim cultures as well as Buddhist and Hindu societies. The evil eye mal de ojo Nazar mauvais oeil or greek matiasma is a curse believed to be cast by a malevolent glare, which is usually directed towards a person who is unaware. Many cultures believe receiving an evil eye will cause misfortune, bad luck, or injury. Mal de Ojo jewelry and talismans created to protect against the evil eye are also frequently called "evil eyes"

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Meaning of the Evil Eye Myth - What does the evil eye necklace mean or why do people wear evil eye bracelets and evil eye necklaces?

The evil eye is a curse believed to be cast by a malevolent glare, usually given to a person when they are unaware. Many cultures believe that receiving an evil eye will cause misfortune or injury. Talismans created to protect against the evil eye are also frequently called "evil eyes".

How to get rid of the evil eye? Evil eye color meaning?

Blue: The color of evil eye protection. The traditional color for good karma, positive energies, and protection against the evil eye.

Light Blue: The color of the sky – symbolizes truth and therefore it provides direct protection against the evil eye.
The 'evil eye' 'mati' 'ojo Turco' 'Nazar' the tradition of the charm persists, for new babies, new businesses, housewarmings, and even new cars – any occasion when a 'good luck' wish is called for. The real story behind the evil eye beads or lucky eye beads. Why the blue evil eye bead is more than just a good luck charm. How to get rid of somebody's bad eye?
At almost every stage of human history, man has looked for the assistance of magic objects called talismans to defy evil forces.  So what does the evil eye mean? 

The idea expressed by the term causes many different cultures to pursue protective measures against it. The concept and its significance vary widely among different cultures, primarily in West Asia. The idea appears several times in translations of the Old Testament. It was a widely extended belief among the many Mediterranean and Asian tribes and cultures. Charms and decorations with eye-like symbols known as nazars, which are used to repel the evil eye are a common sight across Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Morocco, Southern Italy (Naples), the Levant, Afghanistan, and have become a popular choice of souvenir with tourists. Often you will find women wearing an evil eye necklace or other jewelry with the protection symbol as the primary focal point. Typically, when choosing to wear an evil eye pendant, someone is trying to protect themselves from evil spirits or bad luck.

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How to protect yourself from the evil eye with an evil eye necklace or amulet?

evil eye beadIt's believed that there are three types of evil eyes
The first are unconscious evil eyes. These harm people and things, without intending to. The second type intends to harm. The third one is unseen, hidden evil which is the scariest one.
It was believed that this eye saw all the wickedness in the world and removed poverty and ignorance. When Horus opened their eyes the world was enlightened, when he closed them, it became dark. The eye talisman had spread from Egypt to the Mediterranean, the Middle East, and Europe. When anyone looks at what is excellent with an envious eye he fills the surrounding atmosphere with a pernicious quality and transmits his own envenomed exhalations into whatever is nearest to him.
The bead reflects the evil intent of the onlooker. It somewhat resembles an eye and it is said the typical blue color is a factor in protecting the user. The glass beads of the Aegean islands and Asia Minor were directly dependent upon improvements in glass production. The color blue first comes from Egyptian glazed mud, which contains a high percentage of oxides; the copper and cobalt give the blue color when baked.
In addition to using evil eye amulets, the Greeks also carry incense or across as an evil eye necklace against evil eyes. The new mother will save the items under the pillow or head, including red, black, or white lines, nails, gunpowder, bread, salt, garlic, rings, indigo blue, or a pair of silver buttons. Each of these objects has its significance, making it a good defense against evil eyes. 

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