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Hamsa Nazar Eye Amulet


The evil eye was first recorded by the Mesopotamian about 5,000 years ago in cuneiform on clay tablets, but may actually have originated as early as the Upper Paleolithic age. We find this symbol in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim cultures as well as Buddhist and Hindu societies. The "evil eye" is a curse believed to be cast by a malevolent glare, which is usually directed towards a person who is unaware. Many cultures believe that receiving the evil eye will cause one misfortune, bad luck, or injury. The Nazar jewelry and talismans we see today were created to protect against the evil eye, and also frequently called "evil eyes," as they protect the wearer from malevolence.

The hamsa is an ancient Middle Eastern symbol that holds a variety of meanings across cultures.It is regarded in all faiths as a protective talisman that brings good fortune, health and happiness.

The hamsa is primarily used to protect from The Evil Eye. The hamsa wards off any potential negative forces, with the most common being envious glares from those with ill intentions. The earliest use of the hamsa can be traced back to ancient Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq) where it was worn as an amulet to protect against the evil eye.

Hamsa is also the hebrew word for five, and while some believe this represents the five fingers on the talisman, others say this symbolises the five books of the Torah: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy.