It was anciently believed that the eyes of some persons darted
noxious rays on objects which they glared upon. The first morning
glance of such eyes was certain destruction to man or beast, but the
destruction was not unfrequently the result of emaciation. Virgil
speaks of an evil eye making cattle lean. (See Mascotte,
“Nescio quis teneros oculus mihi fascinat agnos.” Ecl. iii.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
More on Evil Eye from Fact Monster:
- evil eye - evil eye evil eye, principally Sicilian and Mesoamerican superstition, although it is known in ...
- hex - hex hex, witchcraft or one who works it. The word is of German origin, and beliefs connected with ...
- Food and Superstitions - Food and Superstitions The ancient Egyptians thought onions kept evil spirits away. When they took ...
- folk medicine - folk medicine folk medicine, methods of curing by means of healing objects, herbs, or animal parts; ...
- Encyclopedia: Religion: General - Encyclopeadia articles concerning Religion: General.