The Meaning of the Greek Evil Eye

The Mystical Powers of the Evil Eye from Greece: A Deep Dive into its Ancient Origins and Modern Beliefs

Anyone growing up in Greece would hear the sound of FTOO, FTOO, FTOO and spitting three times. This could be from their grandparents or parents and it symbolizes the Holy Trinity and wearing the famous ‘Evil Eye’ or ‘Mati’ for protection.
 
The translation of Evil Eye in Greek is kako mati.
 
The Evil Eye is used to stop any evil energy, presence, jealous or malicious wishes especially after being given a compliment. If you see a Greek become suspicious after you have passed them a compliment and they make the FTOO sound three times you will know why!
 

Ancient Origins

The belief in the evil eye dates back to Greek classical antiquity, to the 6th century B.C. when it appeared on drinking vessels. There were many philosophers, including Plato, who would tell the history behind the evil eye. The deadly glares were supposed to spring up like poisoned darts from the inner recesses of the person who had the evil eyes.
 
A ‘curse’ is believed to be cast by this malevolent glare, usually sent to a person when they are unaware. Many cultures believe that receiving the evil eye will cause misfortune, injury or ‘bad luck’.
 
The supernatural harm may come in the form of a minor problem, or more serious disease, injury or death. The symptoms of illness caused by the evil eye include loss of appetite, excessive yawning, hiccups, vomiting and fever.
 

Mystical Powers

Eyes are said to have special powers and the gateway to a person’s soul.
 
Shifting eyes are said to subtly betray liars, while a steady gaze may be endearing or menacing depending on the circumstances.
 
Eye contact can create an intensely personal connection. Glaring or intense staring can convey power and authority over another. In fact, it is jealousy that underlies the evil eye’s cultural association with magic.
 
In order to protect from jealousy or bad vibes from another person, you need to wear an “evil eye” to deter the evil eye glare. This is traditionally in the color blue symbolizing heaven or godliness.
 
These talismans or evil eye “repellents” come as key rings, pendants, bracelets, earrings and rings. Or they can be glass ornaments or wall hangings placed near the entrance of someone’s home or office to keep the house protected. You will also see them on babies buggies and in their nursery. You will see Evil Eyes all over Greece and the Greek Islands.
 

Positive Vibes

The evil eye symbol promises to keep you safe, which is the most important thing when it comes to fulfilling your dreams. There is nothing more beautiful or mystical than evil eye protection.
 

Evil eye Gifts

Evil Eye Jewelry

In terms of jewelry, the Evil Eye may be worn as a bracelet, necklace. earrings or rings.
 
For most cultures in the world, the Evil Eye was always believed to have a realigning effect on negative notions. There are numerous designs of this ancient symbol and Hippie Fish has some popular eye designs.
 

Modern Beliefs

Hippie Fish designs evil eyes for those who have modern beliefs, practice mindfulness,  or are spiritual, or superstitious in life and would like a layer of protection.

The Evil Eye was created to give a boost of blessings, protection and good luck. When you are thriving, you need to make sure if anyone is envious that their glare is sent on its way, and you and your family and friends are fully protected, The eye is truly a versatile gift idea.

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