Eyes

The evil eye is a malevolent look that many cultures believe able to cause injury or misfortune for the person at whom it is directed for reasons of envy or dislike. Talismans created to protect against the evil eye are also frequently called "evil eyes". The term also refers to the power attributed to certain persons of inflicting injury or bad luck by such an envious or ill- wishing look. The evil eye is usually given to others who remain unaware. The idea expressed by the term causes many different cultures to pursue protective measures against it. The concept and its significance vary widely among different cultures. The idea appears several times in translations of the Old Testament. It was a widely extended belief among many Mediterranean and Asian tribes and cultures. Belief in the evil eye dates back to Classical antiquity. It is referenced by Hesiod, Plato, Diodorus ,Theocritus, Plutarch and Heliodorus. The evil eye, known as  (mati), "eye", as an apotropaic visual device, is known to have been a fixture in Greece dating back to at least the 6th century BC, when it commonly appeared on drinking vessels.