These are our brand new Eco-Ego Eye Jewelry! Use as a representation of the Third Eye, meaning enlightenment; and also use them as a modern Evil Eye jewelry. Handcrafted with much care and intention.
Curious about the Evil Eye?
There are dozens of amulets, prayers, and rituals that people across the world believe they can use to both protect themselves from a curse and get rid of it. One of the most popular is a talisman called the Khamsa (in Arabic) or Hamsa (in Hebrew) that resembles an intricately carved hand. There’s also the nazar (most popular in Turkey), a royal blue bead with circles in the middle resembling a pupil. These symbols can be found in homes and on people of every faith from West Asia to Central America, placed on front doors, made into door knobs, worn as jewelry, draped on furniture, or simply placed around the person being protected. And although devoutly religious monotheists condemn amulets as superstitious and therefore sinful, talismans remain extremely common in homes of every faith.
The evil eye was first recorded by the Mesopotamian about 5,000 years ago in cuneiform on clay tablets, it 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, aka “Mal de ojo”, “Nazar” or “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 that receiving the evil eye will cause one misfortune, bad luck, or injury.
Mal de Ojo jewelry and talismans created to protect against the evil eye are also frequently called "evil eyes". These are a common sight across Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Morocco, Southern Italy (Naples), the Levant, and Afghanistan, where it is believed that the eye bead reflects the evil intent back to the onlooker.
Oh but wait, there’s more interesting fun facts! Actually “The Eye” is less common than the most famous symbol of protection: “The Hamsa Hand”, an apotropaic hand-shaped amulet against the evil eye found in the Middle East. The word hamsa, also spelled khamsa and hamesh, which means “five”, referring to the fingers of the hand. In Jewish culture, the hamsa is called the Hand of Miriam; in Muslim culture, the Hand of Fatima. And yes, the Fatima amulet is called a “Khamsa” in the Muslim world. It is ultimately seen as protection against the evil eye.
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