The Hamsa can also be spelled as Hamesh, Chamsa, or Khamsa. The Hamsa hand symbolizes the hand of god and is represented in all religions. It is a protective hand bringing happiness, luck, health, and good fortune to the person wearing or holding the Hamsa nearby. There is archeological evidence that the Hamsa originated prior to the Judaic and Islamic religions which makes it one of the most ancient symbols representing good fortune and protection from evil. The meaning of the word Hamsa is "Five" - "Hamsa" is the Arabic word for it, and "Hamesh" in Hebrew. For the Jewish religion, the hand represents the five books of the Torah and in the Islamic religion, it represents the Five Pillard of Islam.
The Hamsa Hand, a symbol with roots dating back to ancient Mesopotamia, holds a universal significance as a symbol of safeguarding, potency, and fortitude. Referred to as the Hand of Fatima in Islam and the Hand of Miriam in Judaism, it is esteemed for its protective qualities against the malevolent gaze and adverse energies."