It is a lovely country; full of beauties of all imaginable kinds, and the people are brave, and strong, and simple, and seem full of nice qualities. They are very, very superstitious. In the first house where we stopped, when the woman who served us saw the scar on my forehead, she crossed herself and put out two fingers towards me, to keep off the evil eye.

– Bram Stoker

Dracula, Chapter 27. Mina in her journal tells of her first trip outside of England, as she journeys with Van Helsing to Transylvania. She is fascinated by the people there and is intrigued by their superstitious beliefs and practices. When one woman sees the red mark on Mina’s forehead she crosses herself and points two fingers at her to ward off evil.