Evel eye, an Ancient superstition of Greece

evil eyeThe belief in the Evil Eye is an ancient superstition that you will meet in many cultures: the countries around the Mediterranean sea, Greece, Arabia, Turkey and all the way to India.

Whether the Evil Eye exists or not is a matter of belief, and arguing about it will lead nowhere. Many Greeks are just as convinced that it exists as you are it isn’t!!!

The Evil Eye is a kind of negative power we all more or less carry within ourselves. If we stare too long on a person, animal or even an object we may inflict damage through this power. It is often totally unconsciously, but the staring in itself often comes from admiration or envy, which are perfect channels for the Evil Eye

The victim will suddenly get a headache, a dizzy spell, faint, fall ill or even die, depending on the Evil Eye’s strength and the victims’ susceptibility.

To get rid of the spell, you will have to find a person that can break it. Usually it is a woman, since this ability is traditionally passed on from mother to daughter.

The first thing she will have to do is to check if you really have been struck by the Evil Eye
or if you just have a hangover or haven’t had enough sleep. To do this, she will put a few drops of olive oil in a cup of holy water.]

If the oil stays on the surface you are OK. Take an aspirin and go home. If the oil dissolves then you have been EVIL EYED (yes, it is a verb in Greek).

Now the spell must be broken. The person who will break it will read prayers, make crosses on your forehead and hands with the oil and water, do the cross-sign several times and sometimes stand quiet for a short while. Then the spell is broken and you feel fine.

The strength of the mind? Will power? Magic? Well, that’s not up to me to say. I can say, though, that I have witnessed this on several occasions and according to some Greek it works….

Just in case, you can always take some measures to ward off the Evil Eye. Even though the Orthodox church says that the only things that can really protect you are crucifixes and icons from monasteries and churches (as opposed to souvenir shops) and first and foremost true faith,
many Greeks hang little blue eyes around their necks and wrists. You can get these in almost any jewelry or souvenir shop.
Blue stones are also good, since the colour blue is considered a protective colour. You can also hang garlic on your car, boat or house.

If you want to pay someone a compliment you can ward off the Evil Eye you might be sending by spitting three times at them. It won’t give you a popularity price, but many believe it works.

Those who believe in that superstition the evil eye it can get sick or even kill a person. It is located far from the Orthodox Christian Church. Some suffer when they learn something good about another person. The same is true with the devil. The devil and the envious envy the good of another. They have this point in common. And the devil “takes advantage” of it. He passes through it, (s.s. envy) his malice towards people…

Evil eye: Envy

The envy, i.e. of the envious person, is the channel, from where the devil’s poison is channeled into human souls. “Envy is a demonic action, which is done through envious people” “repel every diabolical energy, every satanic attack”.

And this means: Vaskania is not aan ordinary headache, or an ordinary dizziness, etc., but this is something unusual!! Something terrible, unbearable, ..satanic!! Someone had (eyewitnesses say) a nice horse. Someone (envious) saw it and said: “What a beautiful horse.” And the horse couldn’t stand the “eye”. Popped, died instantly!

Answers to critical questions

But who has an “evel eye”?
He who has malice in him has an evil “eye”! “drive away all the pharmacies of corrupt and envious people” (wish in Basque). That’s why, in the past, the illiterate ghouls, when they saw a beautiful child, or something else beautiful, spat on him and said: “Don’t let him get drunk.” They let out (spit) any hidden envy.

Who catches the “evil eye”?

Since tribulation is a blow of Satan to man, it is logical that those who are not equipped with weapons, who fight and crush the devil, are “struck” by tribulation (“fasting” prayer confession, Th. Communion).

The saints are not caught by the “eye”.
The priests (because of their priesthood). And every Christian who lives the sacramental life of the Church.

The “disentanglement”.

Again, since vaskania is a blow of Satan, a special prayer is required, which knocks, exorcises the devil. For this case, our Church has established the wish “Eis Vascanian”, which is read by a priest. Which means, that when you “catch” the eye, you should go to the priest, and only the priest.

Evil eye: The sinful untangling

You caught by the evil eye. So, instead of going to the priest, you go to your neighbor, your maid of honor, etc., and they cast spells on you! But that’s how you sin, and those who look down on you. You, because you despised the minister of Christ (the priest), and knocked on foreign doors, because they took the place of the priest. Learn, then, that the layman, because he lacks priesthood, has no right to “crucify” you.

The father or mother, because they are sacred persons, and because they have authority over their children, can “crucify” their children and only their children. (The same applies to the grandfather or grandmother in relation to their grandchildren ). But again, be careful! They should say prayers of our Church and only of our Church, (eg “in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit or the “absolution” of a saint, etc.).