They say eyes are the window to the soul, so when EVIL is around, those eyes can be SCARY!
What are those things with the laser beam eyes? Am I making this up? I could swear there is such a thing.
We've all heard it... 'Don't look it in the eyes!' There are SOME TIMES this advice can save your life!
|Evil Eye: Andreas Stridsberg|
I totally thought this was just an expression until my best friend married a Greek man. Her mother-in-law used to do protections on her because she was so convinced her AMAZING SON was the desire of every woman, so surely his promised gal NEEDED protecting from all those evil eyes! Now don't get me wrong, Nick is totally a catch—NICE NICE guy, fairly handsome, super supportive... not Johnny Depp though... I'm not sure every woman everywhere was after him... Still, it DID teach us about that evil eye. This would be why everyone in My Big Fat Greek Wedding is spitting on the bride—to protect her.
Theoretically, this is just the beginning of the spells a person could cast by looking at someone... So BEWARE!
Did you know if you google evil eyes, the vast majority are RED? I think that is a Satanic symbolism at work. That, and the fact it isn't a natural color... albino pets aside. And unnatural always causes a physical aversion, though some things more than others...
Even though there are other unnatural shades for eyes, though... red is the farthest from natural. Purple or turquoise could be seen as tweaks of blue, making someone special. I've known people with eyes such a pale brown (hazel?) that they are gold... or nearly yellow or orange... Brown eyes can be so dark as to appear almost black (though true black is pretty scary... WHITE oddly, in addition to blindness, seems to carry a 'vision' ability—lose one sight for another) Red, though, is the only stand out as 'what the freak is WRONG? That has to be EVIL!'
Anything but two and fright is the normal response, friendly Cyclops notwithstanding...
I think what it comes down to is UNNATURAL is what bothers us... it's SCARY...
Are you in the mood to be REALLY scared about eyes? Go here (scarier still? It's a PHOTO): http://www.flickr.com/photos/opoterser/2685369371/
Did you have the nerve to look? *shivers* Any freaky eyes you can think of, specifically?
Any eyes in books that really creeped you out? You know... besides Voldemort...