in Biblical Studies
P ublished online November 2014 .
Article. Subjects: Biblical Studies. 9054 words.
People throughout the world have believed that “certain individuals, animals, demons, or gods had the power of casting a spell or causing some damaging effect upon every object, animate or...
in A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion
January 1999; p ublished online January 2003 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 201 words.
The ability to bring about evil results by a malicious gaze. In most cultures the belief is prevalent that some
in A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology
January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 153 words.
A belief in the power of individuals to cast spells or cause harm, simply by looking, is world-wide; instances of
in A Dictionary of English Folklore
January 2003; p ublished online January 2003 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 316 words.
The belief that certain people can inflict disease or death simply by a glance was accepted by the educated throughout
in A Dictionary of Public Health
January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 33 words.
A manifestation of black magic, in which a person believed to have supernatural powers casts a spell over others
in The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium
January 1991; p ublished online January 2005 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 153 words.
a popular amuletic image of the 4th–8th C. characterized by an eye surrounded by a variety of threatening beasts and
in The Oxford Dictionary of Islam
August 2004; p ublished online November 2007 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Islam; Society and Culture. 30 words.
Popular belief that a person can glance or stare at someone else's favorite possession and, if envious of the other
in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity
March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 250 words.
The projection of malevolence, willed or unwilled, upon another person (esp. children), domestic animals, crops, or even oneself, through the
in The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion
January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 306 words.
(Heb. ʿayin ha-raʿ or ʿein ha-raʿ), in popular folklore, the power, held by particular individuals, to harm others (humans,
If It Is Not Catholic, Is It Popular Catholicism? Evil Eye, Espiritismo, and Santería: Latina/o Religion within Latina/o Theology
in Decolonizing Epistemologies
November 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .
Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology. 7425 words.
Through a synthesis of personal ethnography, sociological and theological reflection, author Michelle González takes aim at the Christocentric, church-focused, and hyperphilosophical...
in Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable
January 2006; p ublished online January 2011 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 114 words.
A Celtic death god, one of the dreaded Fomorians. Balor's eye gained its power from an accidental splash of