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Anatolian Talismans - Let No Evil Eye Touch Anatolia - Zeynep Tosun X Lucky Culture


The crescent moon, which is the symbol of the moon god Nanna, means happiness, joy and resurrection. The moon, which is considered a feminine power in mythologies, represents fertility and fertility. The moon grows, shrinks, disappears, and is reborn. In its endless cycle, it evokes the rhythms of life, controls water, rain, plants and fertility.




The sword or dagger has an image as old as human history and as vivid as man. Just as a link was established between sword and bravery, a link was also established with sovereignty and justice. In ancient Turks, the blacksmith who forges the iron is as sacred as the iron from which the sword is made. The sanctity of the iron brings the sanctity of the blacksmith's tools and the belief that they are doing the work of a superhuman being because the sword he made is deadly. In some narratives, God comes in the guise of a blacksmith, and sometimes blacksmiths are seen as God's helpers. In Africa, the blacksmith takes place as the civilizing hero who found the fire and taught the people about agriculture and animal husbandry.



Falcon, falcon, hawk, eagle… These wild birds, which are symbols of strength, courage and endurance, are sacred beings of the Sky God in Ancient Turks. Atmaca hunts with humans in the Eastern Black Sea; Eagle symbolizes power and dominance in the Middle East and evokes the integrity of justice.

the fish

The fish

FISH, which is the symbol of thunder in Turkish cosmology, fertility, prosperity and abundance for the communities living on the shores of lakes and rivers, happiness and reproduction in marriage, has also been the subject of heroic legends in Anatolia. It was seen that the fish that left the spring they lived in during the War of Independence returned to their springs injured after the war, and the villagers considered the fish they believed to be fighting with them sacred and protected them.

double headed snake

Double Headed Snake

From Babylon to Egypt, from Crete to Anatolia, the patient, compassionate, hospitable, friendly SNAKE, which ancient beliefs equate with wisdom, health and happiness, represents eternal life, and therefore wisdom and femininity, by changing its skin. The DOUBLE HEAD SNAKE, which is also on the staff that Hermes does not leave with him, is the symbol of our primitive life energy and reconciliation.



The word «evil eye», which means to look or gaze in Arabic, also includes a folk belief and practices based on this belief in Turkish. The gaze mentioned in the evil eye is not a look like watching a landscape, but a look that includes envy, envy, in short, negative emotions. However, the belief is that, in addition to jealousy, glances arising from excessive love, admiration and admiration can also cause the evil eye. EYE, which is accepted as a powerful talisman that repels the evil eye and all evil, has meanings such as luminous spirit, reaching eternity, God's knowing everything.



The goddess of love, war and fertility, the "woman of heaven" INANNA, was named "Ishtar" in Akkad and Babylon, "Aphrodite" in Greek mythology, and "Venus" in Roman mythology. It is a symbol of beauty, attractiveness, and most importantly, abundance and reproduction.
The Sumerians found all the qualities they wanted to see in women in Inanna, glorified her, worshiped her, and immortalized her by writing poems and stories about her.

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