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Ach’k (Evil Eye)

Item: Western Armenian: աչք Phonetic (IPA): ɑt͡ʃʰkʰ Transliteration: ach’k Translation: eye A blue bead representing an eye can be used to ward off evil. The bead is simply called the “ach’k,” meaning “eye.” For example, the ach’k could be hung from the rear view mirror of a car, worn as a necklace, or kept somewhere… Continue Reading »

Greek Evil Eye (Object)

The informant showed me a piece of jewelry that she recently obtained from an expedition to Greece. It is strung on a very simple rope necklace. The pendant is what is called an “evil eye”. It is a vivid sapphire blue and in the shape of a circle. There is a smaller white circle within… Continue Reading »