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Evil Eye History, Style, & Meaning ~ by Sofia Aleksanyan


The evil eye is an ancient cultural belief that’s believed to be a glance that brings harm to others, like injury or death, especially to children (Britannica). This glance is usually caused by an individual’s jealousy of someone (Hargitai). And it’s also believed that older and childless women cast this curse.

Brief History

Several cultures and religious groups around the world believe in the Evil Eye. For example, it has cultural connections to Greek, Egyptian, Armenian, Jewish, and Islamic civilizations. Thus, the belief of the evil eye curse has existed for thousands of years. As a result, these civilizations utilized evil eye amulets to protect themselves from this curse. These amulets are believed to have been created before 3500 BC (Hargitai).


The evil eye amulet can be styled in several ways. It can be worn as earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. In addition, one can wear clothes that display this cultural symbol of protection.


Sofia Aleksanyan is a Pasadena City College student from the class of 2024 who loves fashion. Her favorite designer is Zuhair Murad, since his designs are just breathtaking. She would love to become a business owner and learn more about the business world. She's also an aspiring film director and an activist who’s passionate about advocating for important social issues. You can find her on Instagram @sofia.anna__.

Photo Cover Credit: Luiza Danco


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