Ozzy Osbourne V Sign

Ozzy Osbourne, formerly of Heavy Metal band Black Sabbath, frequently made the double peace sign, or the V-Sign during his performances. His bandmate, Ronnie James Dio began making now-famous (infamous) Sign of the Horns as a response.

Ronnie James Dio of Black Sabbath – Signs of the Horns

In an interview for the 2005 documentary Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey, Dio explained that he had gotten the hand gesture, the Maloik, from his Italian grandmother which she used to ward of the evil eye (malocchio). It’s not unusual for a symbol’s meaning to change. What was once a symbol of good luck can become…