The evil eye. Is it good? Is it bad?
One thing we do know is, it’s certainly intriguing.
Linked to curses and legends, this malevolent glare can certainly set you up for some bad luck. But talismans and amulets can be used to provide protection.
Recently, here at FiercePulse, we have released a legging design that is just as fascinating as the evil eye itself.
Decorated with amulets and tribal designs, the leggings’ stunning blue color makes them a stand out, whether you’re in the gym, grocery shopping or hanging with your friends.
But we wouldn’t expect you to wear them without understanding the evil eye and what it’s truly about. Read in to discover what’s behind the marvelous legend.
WHAT IS THE EVIL EYE?
The evil eye means different things in different cultures. Some believe that it is a glare that will cause misfortune or injury. Others believe it is a supernatural force that reflects the evil glaze beck on those who wish harm to others.
EVIL EYE IN DIFFERENT CULTURES
The evil eye is believed to date back to ancient Greece. It is often referenced in Greek mythology and Greek literature.
West Asia, Latin America, East and West Africa, Central America, South Asia, and the Mediterranean regions of Europe have populations with strong evil eye beliefs.
Mention of the evil eye is found in the Islamic doctrine where it is stated, “The influence of the evil eye is a fact…” In Islamic cultures, it is common to ward off the evil eye to prevent bad things from happening.
In the Aegean region, where blue and green eyes are rare, it is thought that light-eyed people often give the evil eye intentionally or unintentionally. This is why evil eyes are often portrayed in blue.
In America, the evil eye is taken more literally and often refers to a glare one person gives to another.
PROTECTION FROM THE EVIL EYE
Many cultures have developed talismans and amulets to protect against the evil eye. Strangely enough, these often have features that resemble eyeballs, yet they are meant to provide protection rather than signify the evil eye itself.
In West Asia, disks or balls consisting of concentric blue and white circles are often affixed to the prows of boats and elsewhere. These are said to bend the gaze back to the sorcerer.
The hamsa hand is also used in West Asia. This is a familiar symbol to many and it features an open hand with the eye on the palm. The hand can be worn on charms and necklaces and are often incorporated into decor.
In Turkey, symbols that ward off the evil eye are often woven into kilim rugs.
Motifs commonly used include the cross which is meant to divide the eye into four, the hook which is meant to destroy the evil eye and the human eye which is meant to avert the eye’s glare.
FIERCEPULSE EVIL EYE LEGGINGS
The evil eye can be incorporated into jewelry, home decor, and it can even be featured as a clothing design. This is a great way to stay stylish while keeping evil far away.
When it comes to evil eye clothing, our evil eye leggings are a stand out item.
With leggings becoming a favorite athleisure look, these evil eye leggings are a great way to produce a fashionable workout style and they will also look terrific when you’re running errands or kicking it with your friends.
The tribal design makes them mesmerizing and, if you believe in luck, it’s sure to be on your side when you wear them.
As with every pair of our FiercePulse leggings, the evil eye release is designed to provide the ultimate in comfort.
The polyester spandex blend has a four-way stretch, a comfortable waistband and it is guaranteed not to be seen through when you bend or squat.
The leggings’ sweat-wicking properties ensure you will stay cool and dry throughout your workout.
You may believe the evil eye is truly evil or you may love it for the beauty and mystique that surrounds it. Either way, these leggings will be a smart fashion choice that will work well for a variety of occasions.
Slip into a pair for the ultimate in comfort and style.