The evil eye – first recorded by the Mesopotamian about 5,000 years ago in cuneiform on clay tablets, the evil eye may actually 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 is a curse believed to be cast by a malevolent glare, which is usually directed towards a person who is unaware.
What’s the meaning of the evil eye?
The evil eye is the idea that there are people who can place bad luck on you. This bad eye is thought of as a look given to inflict harm, suffering or some form of bad luck on a person. These ill feelings, whether done consciously or unconsciously, may still put a jinx on a person or item, causing something bad to happen to them. It is because of this that throughout countless stages of human history man has searched for the assistance of magic objects, called talismans, to defy these evil forces.
The Power and Symbology
The eye sees all ignorance and wickedness and reflects it back to the one casting it via its glare. It is almost always featured on a blue background as it is a fierce color of protection. Known as the nazar, meaning “vision” in Arabic, this amulet will ward off negativity for the wearer. Many cultures put the evil eye on cribs, houses, barns, and sacred possessions to ensure that they are protected and taken care of.
At spirit apple you can find beads and charms of the evil eye and many other powerful symbols to wear and be confident that no one and nothing can harm you!