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Difference Between Hex and Curse

Hex vs Curse

Have you ever wished someone bad luck? Have you ever wanted bad things to happen to someone who has slighted you? It might just be on your mind, but some people might go a little further by casting a hex or a curse on their adversaries.

The word “hex” is both a noun and a verb which can either be transitive or intransitive. It can refer to the act of practicing witchcraft or the process of putting an evil spell over someone or something. It is also sometimes referred to as a jinx.
It is likewise synonymous with the words “charm” (to chant or recite a magic spell), “enchant” (to influence through incantations and charms), “bewitch” (to cast a spell over), or “strike” (to affect someone or something with a magic spell).

A hex is expected to bring bad luck to the one who is put under it. It is considered as an evil spell because it wishes bad things to happen to whom it is cast. The infliction and removal of hexes are often done by those who practice witchcraft, and they can be found in every society in most parts of the world.

The word “hex” has been used in Pennsylvania since the early 1800s where there were a number of German and Swiss immigrants. It came from the Pennsylvania Dutch/German word “hexe” which means “to practice sorcery or witchcraft.” A hex may also be considered as a curse which is a wish that someone or something will meet misfortune, serious difficulty, bad luck, or tragedy. Some people believe that a curse together with its rituals possesses a force that is hard to avoid. It is believed that a curse is inflicted by powers beyond the natural world. People may make the curse through magic spells, prayers to the gods or a natural spirit, cursing, and denouncing. It is a supernatural power which causes it to take effect.

Curses are often only spoken but there are also written ones. It has been practiced since the early days, and even today many people still practice it. Even the Catholic Church uses it to denounce members of the church who are being excommunicated. The word “curse” came from the Old English noun “curs” (a prayer that harm befalls one) and verb “cursian” (to swear profanely). The words may have come from the Old French word “curuz” (anger) or the Latin word “cursus” (course).


1.A hex is the practice of casting an evil spell over something or someone while a curse is the practice of wishing bad luck and bad things to happen to someone or something.
2.Both a hex and a curse involve rituals and spells. While hexes are only done by those who practice witchcraft, curses are done by most people not just by witches.
3.Both hexes and curses are performed by people, but the power that causes it to take effect are attributed to supernatural beings with hexes being entirely evil while curses are also done by churches which indicate that they may also be inflicted by a holy being.

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  1. I need info on Hex my mothers neighbor says hes going to put a death hex on her and my daughter but the local pokice department just laughed at us. Can anyone please help me out tell me what i can do to prevent thos from happening or put one on him please and thank you victoria i am very scared

    • U should do a protection spell on your mother and daughter, or ask someone to do it who knows how to do it. There are protection spells that would just protect them from that energy or reflective spells that would protect them and send the energy back to the one trying ro cause harm. Another thing u could do is just pray for protection. I wouldn’t recommend casting a hex on your mother’s neighbor if u don’t know much about it. A protection or reflective spell or prayer for protection would be a better idea. You can look it up on google.

    • Leviticus 19:31 says, “Do not be defiled by mediums or seek out spiritists, for you will be defiled by them. I am the Lord your God.”

      A person who casts spells, curses and hexes is practicing witchcraft and commits a grievous sin against the First Commandment.
      To protect ourselves from these, we need to live a Life of Grace or a Holy Life, avoiding all occasion of sin, because sin defiles us and removes our protection. To get rid of sin, we need to repent, frequent the Sacrament of Confession, cover ourselves with the Precious Blood of Jesus, immerse ourselves in the Word of God, pray the Holy Rosary everyday. The devil is afraid of the Name of Jesus and Mary.
      Genesis 3:15 “I will put an enmity between you and the woman and between your offspring and hers”. The woman here is the Blessed Virgin Mary and her offspring is Jesus and all those who believes in Him.
      Through the Sacrament of Baptism, original and temporal sins are washed away and we receive New Life in Christ. and by the Power of the Holy Spirit we also receive the attributes of Christ, being Priest, Prophet and King, giving us power and authority against all evil, against all hexes, curses and spells.
      For more info talk to a Catholic Priest.

      • Amen sister!! Thanks for standing firm!!

      • I think people came here to read the difference between a hex and a curse, not for a Bible lecture about how we’re “sinning”. Sounds like you came here just to spout biblical dogma and prove a point.

        • Agreed. I hate when people do that. If we wanted a lesson on the bible we would ask biblical questions. That’s is seriously offensive to the Wiccan faith.

        • Thanks brother for that the church is the MOST defiled profane place on earth it’s where I got all the hexes placed on me by CHURCH folks! But THE REAL MOST HIGH ALMIGHTY has my back and for that I am beyond steadfast and eternally grateful.

        • Absolutely. Agreed.

      • Take it biblical religious crap and shove it. U r offensive with ur rederic. No body asked about ur god!

      • You,ve obviously never had anyone hex you. The Catholic Church never did me any good. All religions should be respected, the Catholic Church isn’t the only religion out there. Witchcraft (good magic not bad) and Wicca are religions that should be respected as much as any other, they’re not sinister practices. There is no evil in sending a hex back to where it came, there is no evil in protecting yourself. Take a look at the evil that Catholic, Protestant and other religions have committed over the years, most Witches & Wiccans would never dream of doing such evil. The Catholic Church still protects and covers up for preists among them that are pedophiles, how evil is that?

    • I would use a protection spell to surround all of you. I have 2 small dishes i keep a small mirror (size of a compact) that I stand up and used candle wax to adhere it too then surround with black salt (made from sea salt and charcoal powder). The mirrors face the entrances to my home. I place a tea light candle in and let this burn out. While preparing this I pray over each object blessing them for the protection and that any hex directed to me or my home will return to its sender. I light a new tea light when i feel the need too. My fathers mother placed a hex on me years ago and after learning about it recently and after a lot of research i found this works. Bless you aand your family. May karma be returned to those trying to harm you.

  2. And reading other comments…of Mary and the Rosery…that is not the way either…It is only through our JESUS CHRIST AND OUR FATHER GOD. Mary was used only as a vessel…it states no where that we are to pray to Mary.

  3. My 5 month old starts to cry when my mom is around.she use to be able to hold her when she was a 1 or 2 months but now cries bad when she hears her or gets close. Could someone have hex or cursed her ? I have an ex sister in law who doesn’t like my mom for no reason and hurt her before by keeping my 2 nephews and niece from knowing her. Any info would help.thank you

  4. The word of God declares that rebellion is like witchcraft and God hate witchcraft that is the reason why He encourage us to stay away and don’t get mixup, or defile ourselves by consulting Medium, or seeking out spiritist. When you consult medium or spiritist you are getting yourself involved in witchcraft. People who cast spells and perform black magic are wicked evil people who serve the devil. God is not a wicked or evil person. He is a Holy righteous Savior who died for the sins of the Mediums, spiritist and the obeah man and woman. Those people need help for themselves and their life is not right with God. A person need to put their whole trust in God the Father, repent of their sins, accept Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior, align their life according to the Word of the Lord, live by God’s principles and nothing we be able to touch them or harm them. The Bible tells us that no weapon formed against you shall prosper and every touch that rise up against you in judgement will be condemn in the name of Jesus. We must not be afraid or be fearful of what man can do to us but we must be afraid and fearful of the one who can kill both the body and soul and that person is Jesus Christ. The Bible tells us, that we have an appointment with death. Once to die and after death is the judgement. Are you prepare to meet the Lord? If not get ready because you don’t know when death will come knocking at your door. When the death angel comes, you cannot tell death you are not ready, you have to leave the land of the will even if you are prepared or not.

  5. Victoria! It is God alone that can remove souls from this world. ‘And He is the Saviour of all men especially of those that believe’. It would be wise to repent of sin and a manner of life without God and turn to Him seeking forgiveness of sins through our Lord Jesus Christ. It is the sacrifice of Christ and what He has borne on the cross that has met the righteous demands of Gods justice. ‘Who His own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree’ 1peter2.24.
    Its faith and trust alone in the Lord Jesus Christ that will bring peace to your mind and soul Romans 5.1 ‘therefore being justified by faith we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ ‘
    The virgin Mary was used by God as the vessel to bring into this world His Only Begotten Son, nothing more. Mary herself had to trust in the Lord Jesus Christ to be her Saviour, Luke 1.47. Find a bible and begin to read in the new testimont. Seek God’s ear in prayer in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and God will open His word to you. ‘He that cometh to me i will in no wise cast out’
    God bless you all

  6. Nobody is asking about Jesus or the Christian god. Victoria asked a specific question. Not about Christianity. Which by the way is one of the most hypocritical religions in the world.

  7. This is my first time on this site I like it and I’m just learning about all of this and it was 2017 when I losted a close friend of mine that got me into this and this has helped me much with the pain and hurt I haven’t done spells or anything but afew medium’s have said in email to me that there is negative energy and a dark cloud hovering over me what does it mean??? What should I do?? Thanks

  8. So What Can Hexs Do? They Also Just cause Bad luck and stuff? I have some old Friends that Hate me and my friend now cause of a Fight 5yrs ago and they are Satanic now so its possible they Have Attempted to Hex or curse us or Have done it already and If thats True how do we know?

  9. I am looking for a spell seeking revenge on a target who had me wrongfully terminated from a well paying job and now my family is suffering I have just started to practice and study voodism and its culture please respond quickly as possible

  10. I belive being a witch, or a pageon, that this would be in your dna. A gift you are born with, not walking into a metaphysical store and start practicing. My mom, her mom, and her mom were wiccans. Almost like mafia, you dont wake up and say,well geez im going to join the mob. If this gift, as myself have been given to you, then there shouldnt be questioning of hexes and curses. And if you were born into, then the spirit guides are protecting you today, tomorrow,and for eternity.

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