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A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

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Current Version:
2004

A belief in the power of individuals to cast spells or cause harm, simply by looking, is world-wide; instances of

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The Oxford Companion to the Body

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
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848 words

Belief in the evil eye — that a human being can cause injury or death through a malevolent glance or

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A Dictionary of Hinduism

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Religion
Length:
45 words
Associated with the conscious or unconscious gaze of the envious, and perceived to be a universal danger. Young children are thought to be particularly vulnerable, and considerable energy ... More
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The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Religion
Length:
308 words
(Heb. ʿayin ha-raʿ or ʿein ha-raʿ), in popular folklore, the power, held by particular individuals, to harm others (humans, animals, plants) by looking at them. People with eyes that are ... More
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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
130 words

The eye is widely believed to have the power to convey mischief or damage, and is then known as the

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The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
30 words

Popular belief that a person can glance or stare at someone else's favorite possession and, if envious of the other

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A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
201 words

The ability to bring about evil results by a malicious gaze. In most cultures the belief is prevalent that some

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
152 words
a popular amuletic image of the 4th–8th C. characterized by an eye surrounded by a variety of threatening beasts and instruments: lions, snakes, scorpions, daggers, etc. Most often it is ... More

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