In the Western world, we often associate the color blue with peace and tranquility. But in other cultures, like those that originate from the Middle East, blue is a powerful symbol of protection, power and good luck. This is because many cultures believe that blue has magical properties—especially when it comes to protecting people from evil spirits. The most well-known example of this belief is known as the “evil eye.”
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What is the evil eye?
The evil eye is a curse that is believed to be cast by a malevolent glare, usually given to a child by someone who is envious. The curse is believed to cause bad luck, illness or even death.
The origin of the evil eye can be traced back thousands of years and can be found in many cultures across the world. In Greece, it’s called “Malachai” and in Italy it’s called “Malocchio.” The belief has also been passed down through generations through religious teachings and folklore stories.
Why is the evil eye colored blue?
You may have heard stories about the evil eye being blue. But why is it blue? Well, there are several reasons for this.
First of all, we need to understand that colors have different meanings for different people. For example, some cultures see red as a symbol of happiness and joy while others associate it with anger and aggression. So too does color play an important role in different cultures around the world when it comes to superstition and belief systems.
In many Asian countries like Turkey or India (and throughout Africa), blue has been associated with good luck since ancient times due to its soothing effect on human emotions. In fact, many Hindus believe that dark shades of blue ward off negative energy while lighter ones attract positive energy towards one’s self — which explains why you’ll often see statues painted with these colors!
The sky is another reason why you might see evil eyes colored blue: It represents freedom from worry because there’s always something beautiful happening above us no matter what happens below us on earth! Plus there’s nothing better than having your own personal guardian angel watching over you at all times!”
Can the evil eye be any color?
It’s true that blue is the most common color of evil eye beads. However, you’ll also find them in red, green, and yellow. These colors all have their own cultural significance. The red bead is particularly lucky in some cultures; it symbolizes love and passion or even fertility (just like you’d expect). Green means protection from evil spirits and jealousy. Yellow represents caution and warning against potential danger—and for good reason: it’s rarer than other colors!
How can you protect yourself from the evil eye?
Here’s how you can protect yourself from the evil eye:
- Wear a blue evil eye bracelet. There are many ways to wear a blue evil eye bracelet, but it’s most common to have the bracelet hang on your wrist at all times in order to keep watch over you and ward off any negativity that may come your way.
- Wear a blue evil eye necklace. Just like with the bracelet, wearing this piece of jewelry on your neck will serve as both an ornament and protection for you against others’ thoughts about you being bad luck or curses cast by others with ill intentions toward your well-being.
- Wear a blue evil eye ring. Wearing a blue evil eye ring is said to protect you from harm. The ring is made of metal and has a small glass eye inside it. The ring is worn on the third finger of the left hand and is said to have the power to ward off evil. Wearing a blue evil eye ring is believed to bring good luck and prevent misfortune.
The evil eye is a symbol of protection, and the color blue represents peace. If you believe in the power of the blue evil eye, then it may be worth it to get one tattooed or painted on your body!