Re: [tied] The evil eye

From: Andrei Markine
Message: 5630
Date: 2001-01-19

There is such superstition in Russia, but I don't know about its origin. It
may have been "imported" from the places you mention.


At 12:53 AM 1/19/01 +0000, you wrote:
>In much of southern Europe and Asia Minor there is the 'evil eye'
>superstition, which I beleive is like a malicious curse. Believers in
>the evil eye think that children and babies are particularly
>suceptible to it. Would anyone like to speculate whether this
>superstition originated from Indo-European mythology. Surprisingly
>the tradition appears to be very strong in Turkey where 'good eye'
>medalions are very popular to ward off the evil eye. I supose his may
>be a legacy of the peoples who lived in Asia Minor before the Turks
>invaded. Also how widespread is this tradition in other parts of