When someone goes through a very troublesome period, it is common to hear the question "have they asked you? the evil eye? " And then a series of items ranging from red ribbons to offal are recommended to avoid and eliminate bad energies.
And is that the the evil eye it is an ancient dilemma, which has become a popular and superstitious belief.
It is said that a person has the ability to cause harm, misfortune, disease and even cause death to another just by looking.
This belief is driven by the myth of ancient witches, who supposedly used it to make their victims sick or ruin them.
There are treatises on this evil, such as the one written by Enrique de Aragón or de Villena, Astrologer or the Necromancer, dating from nothing less than the XNUMXth century.
The evil eye according to Cubans
There are many Cubans who think that too much praise can be harmful depending on who gives it. It is said that there are people with "bad eyes" or "hard eyes", who can attract negative energy towards other people.
El evil eye in CubaIt is thought that it can be produced voluntarily or involuntarily by envy or admiration and through the eyes. To avoid this we must use amulets, remedies and use elements with protective powers that ward off curses.
Symptoms of the evil eye:
In the Afro-Cuban religion, the evil eye is known as salty. And it is said that when we suffer and have unexplained symptoms we have "evil eye".
For example, victims suffer from ailments such as repetitive headaches, nausea, sadness, dizziness, restless dreams, mood swings etc.
In addition, it also affects homes, where things are easily lost, accidents, confusing thefts or food spoils.
¿Chow avoid the evil eye?
In Cuba also people, believers or not of any religion, avoid the the evil eye Through amulets and remedies, they place phrases or images in their homes and businesses to scare it away, among other practices of yesteryear such as:
- The classic red fabric band-aid that we can wear tied to any part of the body, such as a bracelet or anklet, or in our personal accessories, even in transport vehicles such as bicycles and cars.
- The image of an eye with a tongue pierced by a nail or sword placed mainly on the facade of the house or business.
- The jet and the eyes of Saint Lucia for young children, placed on clothing with a pin, represents a powerful amulet. Which, although it is used mainly in infants, can be used by anyone.
- The person is crossed by reading the prayer of San Luis Beltrán against the evil eye. To see the sentence CLICK HERE
- Having the plant called "cow's tongue" planted at the entrance of the house is a repellent to this evil.
- Paint a cross of cascarilla on the sole of the foot, on the nape of the neck or in the shoes (the cascarilla It is an essential element for Santeria work)
- Put a leaf of the "always alive" plant behind the door or somewhere in the house.
- The horseshoe is also a protective amulet, it is placed behind the front door of the house to ward off everything bad, including the evil eye.