Cross - Hac


 
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Another motif used against evil eye is the cross formed of a vertical and horizontal line. According to the Anatolian belief the cross reduces the power of the evil glance by dividing it into four pieces.

The motif dates back far before Christianity. There are crosses in the wall painting of Çatalhoyuk. A variation of the cross, known as swastika is also being used since very early times.

Examples of this motif can be observed in various artifacts produced in Anatolia.


Here are several variations of the cross motif:

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Cross

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