The evil eye originated as a symbol but is generally known as bad energy brought by anyone with malice or through evil looks. The Hamsa hand is universally known for uniting the good, dispelling the bad, bringing about positive energy, and thwarting negative energies.
The evil eye is a curse believed to be cast by a malevolent glare, usually given to a person when they are unaware. Many cultures believe that receiving an evil eye will cause misfortune or injury. Talismans created to protect against the evil eye are also frequently called "evil eyes".