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Title: The evil eye
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 08 September, 2018 @ 10:48:25
Majority of Greeks still believe in 'evil eye,' study finds

A study carried out by the Society for Headache and Migraine Patients has found that the majority of Greeks still believe that the so-called “evil eye” (“mati”) is responsible for making their head hurt.

The study, which was carried out on a sample of 10,000 people to gauge public awareness of the causes and cures for headaches, found that 60 percent of respondents blame their headaches on ill-wishers and 40 percent  believe that they can be cured with an incantation known as “xematiasma.”