The hamsa is a sign of protection that also represents blessings, power and strength, and is seen as a potent talisman in deflecting the evil eye. The source of the hand itself is representative of a few different meanings. Some believe the five fingers of the hand represents the five senses used to praise God. Some believe the hamsa is representative of the divine feminine. The word Hamsa stems from the Arabic word Khammash, which means means "the 5 fingers of the hand."