The Hamsa Hand & Evil Eye Meaning

Written by Laura Peto


Posted on June 07 2022

What is the meaning behind the Hamsa Hand & Evil Eye

Hamsa Evil Eye wall charm

The Hamsa Hand & Evil Eye are a combination of two powerful amulets or talismans, the Hamsa Hand and the Evil Eye. When these two symbols are found together, not only are negative vibrations blocked and removed, but positive and peaceful vibes are brought in as well.


Where does the Hamsa Hand come from

The Hamsa Hand, also called the Hand of Miriam or Hand of Fatima, can be traced to ancient Carthage, ancient North Africa and the Iberian Peninsula (Spain & Portugal). It was also found in an 8th-century BCE Israelite tomb and on artifacts in the amulets of the goddess Inanna or Ishtar, in Mesopotamia (1)

The Evil Eye dates back 5,000 years and is present across various religions and cultures, including the Jewish, Christian and Muslim faiths.

Styles of Hamsa Hand

There are 2 popular styles of Hamsa Hand

  • Stylized Hamsa Hand: This is a hand with 3 straight fingers in the middle and 2 identical thumbs on each side (one is a thumb, the other is a pinky) 
  • Actual Hamsa Hand: This hand looks exactly like the outline of a human hand

Both styles protect against the evil eye and welcome in the vibrations of peace and prosperity.


What is the Evil Eye

Belief in the Evil Eye is one of the strongest and oldest superstitions in the world (that in itself gives it tremendous power). The evil eye is a look that is given to inflict harm, suffering or bad luck to the receiver. 

Hindus believe that jealousy is the driving force for the power of the evil eye. This can come from a person that is envious of you and/or wants something you have. 

In Brazil, it is said that even insincere compliments have an undertone of the evil eye.

The Evil Eye and an Evil Eye charm are not the same thing. The Evil Eye is the act of wishing ill-will on another. An Evil Eye charm is a protective amulet or talisman against this malevolent energy.


Types of Evil Eye

There are believed to be 3 types of Evil Eyes

  • Unconscious Evil Eye - The person is not consciously aware that they are jealous of you and are not purposely casting The Eye
  • Conscious Evil Eye - The person knows they are casting The Eye and wish misfortune upon you
  • Invisible Eye - Believed to be the most damaging of them all. This Eye comes from someone who has slipped under your radar.


The Evil Eye around the world:

  • Hebrew: Ayin Ha'ra
  • Turkish: Nazar Boncugu
  • Italian: Mal Occhio
  • Farsi: Bla Band
  • Arabic: Ayin Harsha
  • Scotland: Droch Shuil
  • Spanish: Mal Ojo or El Oja
  • France: Mauvais Oeil
  • Germany: Boser Blick
  • Roman: Oculus Malas 


How to ward yourself against the Evil Eye

There are many ways to energetically block an evil eye, whether you are outside of your home or inside. There are many options out there, but we believe that authentic Turkish Evil Eye amulets hold more power. This is due to the fact that these amulets are made in Turkey and hold the energy of the collective consciousness of that region. 


Should I use an Evil Eye amulet, Hamsa Hand or Hamsa Evil Eye?

They are all great choices and it's really up to you what you are drawn to and what you are looking to accomplish. Using the Evil Eye amulet alone will protect you from the Evil Eye. When combined with the Hamsa Hand (Hamsa Evil Eye), it will ward off The Eye and also bring in positive energies.

What does it mean if my Amulet cracks

When an amulet cracks or shatters this means that it has taken a big dose of negative energy for you. It can be a little disconcerting if you are around when this happens, but it is a great way to actually see your talisman in action!