Blue glass eye

A charm, in Greek ”mati”, which mirrors back “the blue of the evil eye”, a sickness transmitted - usually without intention - by someone who is envious, jealous, or covetous. The fear of the evil eye (some say the fear of the “blue eyed enemies from the North”) is felt throughout the Middle East and Mediterranean countries. There are charms against it in Arabic, Hebrew, Turkish, Persian, Spanish, Italian and Maltese. It is even mentioned in Paul’s letter to the Galatians. But then again, there are these contact lenses...

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©Thanassis Karatzas

©Thanassis Karatzas