From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
The evil eye is a folk belief that the envy elicited by the good luck of fortunate people may result in their misfortune, whether it is envy of material possessions including livestock, or of beauty, health, or offspring. The perception of the nature of the phenomenon, its causes, and possible protective measures, varies between different cultures.
- Apotropaic magic
- Eye contact
- Eye of Horus — an Ancient Egyptian symbol of protection and power against evil.
- Eye of Providence — a symbol showing an eye surrounded by rays of light or a glory, and usually enclosed by a triangle.
- Motif of harmful sensation — sight that harms rather than the gaze that harms
- Mirror armour which believed as protection not from only cold steel and arrows, but from evil eye too