Legend of Yucatan. It is said among the rural population, considering that on numerous occasions when a child becomes ill, is caused because he has made “Evil Eye”. This means that the child has no organic disease, but their problems, crying a lot of, loss of appetite, vomiting, weakness, etc.. Are due exclusively to a person who has had on this little character and evil magical influence, so that the baby or older child begins to fret and he has rare symptoms, and sometimes as belief, this cause you can reach the death.
If you go to a town and go to the park and you see a woman with your baby loaded, and you approach said, smiling, ‘That child so nice, then she immediately, if she trusts you, stops and tells you to hug a baby do not give him ”The evil eye.”
If you are a bad woman with harmful influence, only with see the child becomes so sick.
In the village there are many women who can ”cut the Evil Eye” because they have ”special power” (because they born on Good Friday) they do the prayers and mechanisms to keep a child free from these influences.