Evel Eye: The belief in the Evil Eye is an ancient superstition that you will meet in many cultures around the Mediterranean sea, Arabia, Turkey, Greece and all the way to India. In Greece these belief is dating back to at least the 6th century BC. In the Greco-Roman period a scientific explanation of the evil eye was common. Amongst Greek superstitions, the Evil Eye is one of the oldest and widely believed myths. The Evil Eye is known widely throughout Greece and the Greek Islands. The Greek Orthodox Church also believes in the evil eye, and they refer to it as "Vaskania".
In Greek history, Evil Eye charms can be traced to Ancient Greece. Paintings found on Greek triremes over two thousand years old, feature an Eye painted at the front of the trireme in an attempt to ward off the Evil Eye and protect the trireme while at sea.
The Evil Eye ( Lucky Eye ) belief is that a person can harm you, your children, your livestock, or your fruit trees, by “looking at them” with envy and praising them. In Greece, the most common form of these talismans is the blue glass Eye charm, which mirrors back the blue of the Evil Eye and thus confounds it.
Greeks hang little blue eyes around their necks and wrists. You can get these in almost any jewelry or souvenir shop. Blue stones are also good, since the colour blue is considered a protective colour. The reason the color blue and the painted eye are used is that both are thought to ward off the evil of the eye.
In Greece, wherever you look, you'll meet plenty of eyes looking at you. Today, it its impossible walk through a Greek jewelry or gift store without encountering blue glass Evil Eyes in many sizes and shapes.