The evil eye—“mati”—dates back to Greek Classical antiquity, to at least the 6th century B.C. when it appeared on drinking vessels. It is referenced by Plato, Hesiod, Plutarch and many more classical authors. The evil eye figure in talismans, symbols and jewelery means you're shielding yourself from doom. Wearing the evil eye as a protective ward is known to reflect the power of evil glares back to the caster. It can even nullify the curse and all the bad intentions casted on you. This symbol appears in a number of cultures; from the petrifying gaze of Greek gorgons to Irish folktales of men able to bewitch horses with a single stare, virtually every culture has a legend related to the evil eye.