Glossary Entry: Hamsa

Quick Definition

Often used as a charm or piece of jewelry, the hamsa is a design that's been quite popular in the Middle East for centuries. Depicting an open hand with an eye in the palm, this symbol is believed to ward against the evil eye and bring good fortune to its owner.

In video games, this design is often used to indicate the presence of magic, the occult, or other unseen powers.


A typical hamsa design



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