Balor: The Evil Eye

Balor the evil eye was king of named Fomorians, a group of supernatural beings. He is often described as a giant with a large eye in his forehead that wreaks destruction when opened. He has been interpreted as a god or personification of drought and blight. It is suggested that Balor comes from Common Celtic *Baleros, meaning “the deadly one”, dies, death and plague. He is also referred to as Balor the smiter, Balor the strong smiter and Balor of the piercing eye. The latter has led to the English name Balor of the Evil Eye. He is described as a giant with an eye in the middle of his forehead. This eye wreaks destruction when opened. The Cath Maige Tuired calls it a “destructive” and “poisonous” eye that no army can withstand, and says that it takes four men to lift the eyelid. In later folklore it is described as follows: “It was always covered with seven cloaks to keep it cool”. He took the cloaks off one by one. At the first, ferns began to wither. At the second, grass began to redden. At the third, wood and trees began to heat up. At the fourth, smoke came out of wood and trees. At the fifth, everything got red hot. At the sixth…… At the seventh, the whole land caught fire”. Balor hears a prophecy that he would be killed by his grandson…watch video formore…Ancient Mystery…


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