Monday 2 September 2019

Pagan Eye: The Eye of Hamsa in a Palm

Someone who reads my blog emailed me with this picture. They wrote:
Good eve! I was wishing I had some supernatural or divine photos to send you... then I remembered that I hold the Eye of Hamsa in my palm. In college I showed it to the anthropology professor who said wow, I never thought I would see that in person. 
Allegedly only one person has it on earth at a time. In Hindu, it is considered a blessing from Krishna. Christianity calls it a mark of protection from the Mother Mary - and Islam refers to it as a sacred favor from Muhammed... so here are some pictures I just took of it.
The Eye of Hamsa is often used in protection amulets, particularly popular in the Middle East and North Africa. It is usually depicted as an open hand with an eye in the palm. The open hand is an image that has been used for protection in many cultures and throughout history. Eyes are also protective symbols.

Thanks very much for sending me the photo. I think you are lucky to have that protective symbol on your own hand.

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Pearl said...

I've been staring at the pic on and off for hours but still can't see where the Eye of Hamsa is on that person's palm. Can you see it?

Badwitch said...

Yes, I can see it. It is the shadow in the middle of the palm that looks like an eye.