Decorated hagstones, or adder stones, believed by Druids to have magical powers such as protection against eye diseases or evil charms, preventing nightmares, curing whooping cough, the ability to see through fairy or witch disguises and traps if looked at through the middle of the stone, and of course recovery from snakebite. According to popular conception, a true adder stone will float in water.
Bombonieres, a traditional party favor, are given at almost every Greek wedding. Candy-covered almonds in a silver dish are wrapped up with white tulle. Attached to the white ribbon is a mati,or evil eye, a Greek talisman and the perfect parting gift.