I hand him a photograph of Dio making the hand signal, and tell him this is the man or one of them credited with bringing it to rock. With the middle and ring finger extending towards the person presenting the "Go Bulls" sign. It's to ward off the Evil Eye or to give the Evil Eye, depending on which way you do it. Fans of the University of South Florida Bulls use the same hand sign at their athletic events, except that the hand is turned around and facing the other way. Views Read Edit View history. The sign would later be appropriated by heavy metal fans under the name "maloik", a corruption of the original malocchio.
Thus, for example, the President of the Italian RepublicGiovanni Leoneshocked the country when, while in Naples during an outbreak of cholerahe shook the hands of patients with one hand while with the other behind his back he superstitiously made the cornapresumably to ward off the disease or in reaction to being confronted by such misfortune.
Sign of the horns
Also the area around the band will change from a bright room to a dark blue tunnel. The apotropaic usage of the sign can also be seen in Italy and in other Mediterranean cultures where, when confronted with unfortunate events, or simply when these events are mentioned, the sign of the horns may be given to ward off bad luck. Finger binary Chinese number gestures Chisanbop. Retrieved 21 May — via content. In the interview he also ridicules Gene Simmons for taking credit for originating use of the sign in heavy metal, attributing the claim to Simmons' well-known egotism.