Question by  lazlong (51)

What is the superstition around the evil eye?


Answer by  sonyacarlson (695)

The superstition around the evil eye is that someone's gaze or stare will cause harm to someone. Most often children and babies are the target for the evil eye because everyone says they are so cute most of the time. Eye shaped jewel will reflect evil back to the curser.


Answer by  vietnamgirls (1177)

The evil eye can either be unintentional or deliberate. If unintentional, usually no harm comes of it. If deliberate, it is thought to cause, injury, illness, poverty or death. At one time, a stranger or person with an odd characteristic was thought to have an evil eye. The same was said of anyone whose eye contact lingered too long.


Answer by  sdnco (264)

It is said that in ancient times certain people possessed an evil eye that could cause harm to others by just looking at them.


Answer by  Cali2307 (1337)

This has been feared by many cultures for hundreds of years. It is the belief that some can unintentionally curse people by casting an "evil" look with their magical eye.


Answer by  mhope1987 (60)

This superstition goes back to the Bible and the commandment about coveting. The basis is that person has the power to give a look that can kill or harm another.

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