Z40.2 CACODAEMON & THE EVIL EYE
|Museum Collection||Hatay Archaeology Museum, Antakya|
|Catalogue No.||Antakya 1024|
|Context||Antioch, House of the Evil Eye|
A Cacodaemon (Harmful Spirit) stands beside the symbol of the evil eye. He is depicted as a horned (or winged browed) youth with oversized genitalia trailing between his legs. The evil eye, which symbolises misfortune, is pierced and savaged by a trident, sword, scorpion, snake, dog, centipede, panther and raven.
Alternatively the figure may represent the Agathos Daemon (Good Spirit) vanquishing the power of the evil eye.