The evil eye can be planted on you by someone who makes you a compliment and forgets to spit ftoo ftoo ftoo, three times. If you praise someone too much they become puffed up with pride and may become ill. The spitting brings them back to earth.
Have you suffered from the evil eye? I have. Sometimes it is a feeling of illness, other times it maybe some sort of accident.
Once, all dressed up for a wedding, I was told I looked just radiant. I stepped out onto the road and fell flat on my face. All was well except for my nose. No-one noticed how 'radiant' I was looking because all they saw was a big red scab on the end of my nose.
You can give yourself the evil eye too so forget the preening and be humble or just spit on your clothes and shake yourself about. Ftoo ftoo ftoo get thee behind me Satan.
The evil eye can also be sent by thoughts of envy or just plain nastiness or even unconsciously by someone with blue or green eyes. If looks could kill. The laser-like rays of some glances can cause disaster.
Soon after we bought our house we came one evening to clean up after the builders and as usual it turned into a semi-party with the arrival of children and grandchildren. As we left we had to pull over to allow our next door neighbour to pass in her car. We still hadn't formally met her though of course she knew who we were and we knew her.
As our cars passed, in convoy, on the narrow lane she gave us a penetrating stare. Lo, but the first car knocked off its wing mirror turning the first corner onto the main road. Our car developed an oil leak and we only just managed to make it home. As we walked into our old house the hot water pipe burst flooding the kitchen.
She is such a nice lady but we are always careful now and furtively spit three times when in her presence and 'turn us all about'.
The blue eye is a lucky charm to ward off the evil and send the malicious glare back from whence it came. A clove of garlic also defends against the evil eye as does a piece of fishnet or wearing your underwear inside out.
You'll find blue eyes hanging on babie's pushchairs or around the neck of the family donkey. We have a head of garlic hanging in a piece of fishing net over our front gate.
If you have been 'cursed' you'll probably get a headache soon afterwards and maybe feel nauseous, dizzy or just plain 'lifeless'. The 'eye' can be exorcised in several ways.
It doesn't matter how far you are away from your grandmother, aunt, or my sister-in-law for instance, as the curse can be reversed long distance. You should start yawning as the curse is expelled from your body. The exorcist will start yawning too and if really bad will end up with tears in their eyes and an aching jaw.
So have a good day and I spit on you all.