Greek Evil Eye


For the longest time the evil eye talisman has been worn or placed on walls or doors to ward off the ill intent of others. In this video Helen shares with you her experiences and uses of the evil eye while growing up in her Greek Cypriot culture. Please visit Helen’s website at and follow her on Twitter at


Ancient Greek Superstitions


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Greek Wedding Superstitions


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Many marriage rituals are meant to offer luck to the happy couple, while others are meant to protect them from spirits who may wish them a not-so-happy future.

Step 1: Put the ring on the finger
Wear the engagement and wedding ring on the fourth finger of the left hand. In the past, that finger was believed to be a direct connection to the heart.

Brides wear “something old” as a connection to the past, combined with “something new,” for the future. “Something borrowed” from a happy bride would ensure good luck, while “something blue” symbolizes faithfulness, fidelity, and good luck, and wards off evil spirits to boot.

Step 2: Disguise the bride
Disguise the bride with a veil. Ancient Roman and Greek brides wore veils as protection from evil spirits that sought to harm them because they were envious of happy people.

Put herbs in your bridal bouquet. In ancient times, bouquets were a mixture of flowers and herbs because strong-smelling herbs would ward off evil spirits, bad luck, and ill health.

Step 3: Confuse the spirits
Confuse the spirits with decoy bridesmaids. In the past, bridesmaids wore dresses similar to the bride in order to confuse any nearby evil spirits who wished to harm the bride.

Step 4: Seal it with a kiss
Seal your love with a kiss. During Roman times, all legal contracts were sealed with a kiss. Not only is the kiss a symbol of the bride and groom’s love, it also denotes their agreement to enter into a lifelong contract.

Step 5: Cross the threshold
Carry the bride across the threshold. In ancient times it was considered unlucky if the bride were to trip while crossing into her new home, or enter with her left foot. So her new husband gets the honor of carrying her through the doorway. Follow these superstitions and enjoy a happy marriage.

Did You Know?
England’s Queen Victoria married in a white gown in 1840 and originated the Western tradition that has lasted to this day. Before then, brides simply wore their best dress.


Greek Superstitions Babies


We’ve all heard the different ways of predicting a baby’s gender before it’s born, from using a swinging crystal pendulum to the way you carry. But can any of these techniques really guess what’s to come?


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Commonly Believed Superstitions


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Old Superstitions


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Although in post modern society superstitions don’t have much of a place, at least not in the typical sense (think OCD), for most of history they have a played a huge role in shaping culture and society. Whether they are old wives tales, urban legends, or just scary stories every group has their share of them but these are the 25 most popular superstitions around the world.

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Cannibalistic gum chewing in Turkey
Groaning cheese for a newborn
Good luck horseshoe
Friday the 13th
Curse of the Opal stone
Ringing of the bells
Bird poop equals riches
Old, new, borrowed, blue
Black cats, bad luck
Unlucky smoking triad
Counting crows
Jinxed birds
Soul capturing mirrors
Fingers crossed for good luck
Photographic soul cage
Unlucky number 13
When you wish upon a star
Opening an umbrella indoors
New broom, new house, bad luck
Lucky rabbit’s foot
Knock on wood
Breaking a mirror
“God bless you”
Four-leaf clover
Itchy palms


Greek Superstition Spitting


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Spider Superstitions


Red Spider of Syracuse, NY does their rendition of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s version of Superstition, written by Stevie Wonder