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The Evil Eye: History & Protection

The evil eye, also known as the nazar, has been a meaningful symbol to humans for an estimated 5,000 years. It originated in ancient Mesopotamia and was then adopted by various cultures throughout history and into the modern-day world. The evil eye is a supernatural belief in curse, brought about by a malevolent glare, usually given to a person when one is unaware.

The evil eye is one of the most recognizable symbols of superstition across the globe. It is valued by many cultures around the world, and holds a similar meaning no matter where you may stumble upon it. The significance of the evil eye varies largely through different cultures, but charms and decorations remain the single connecting factor across all beliefs.

You have probably heard of the phrase “they’re giving you the evil eye.” It is a spiteful glare that is said to bring bad luck to the person at whom it is directed for reasons of envy or dislike. If someone is wishing or thinking negativity towards you, wearing an evil eye, also called a Nazar Amulet, will help dispel this energy and protect you from their ill intentions. The evil eye is a talisman that is meant to protect you from these evil spirits. Many people hang an evil eye charm on anything they want to protect including their home, car, baby’s crib and on their person to keep bad energy away. It is said that wearing an evil eye can also help ward off negative thought patterns and protect you throughout your day.

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Color Symbolism

Red evil eye:

  • Gives more energy and enthusiasm

  • Gives you courage

  • Protects you from fears and anxieties

Orange evil eye:

  • Used for protection and happiness

  • Inspires motivation and commitment

  • Increases playfulness and creativity

Gold or Yellow evil eye:

  • Provides relief from exhaustion

  • Protects your health

  • Better concentration and sharpens the mind

Dark green evil eye:

  • Brings balance in your life

  • Promotes happiness in life

  • Give you the freedom to chase new dreams

Light green evil eye:

  • Promotes good health

  • Gives you contentment

  • Guides you towards success with your dreams

Dark blue evil eye:

  • Calm and relaxation

  • Fate and karma protection

  • Smooth flow of communication

Light blue evil eye:

  • Broadens your perspective

  • Offers general protection

  • Gives peace and solitude

Purple evil eye:

  • Removes obstacles in your path

  • Boosts your imagination

  • Acts to re-balance your life

Pink evil eye:

  • Provides relaxation and contentment

  • Protects your friendships

  • Gives you a calming feeling

Brown evil eye:

  • Connects you with nature

  • Protects you from the elements

  • Provides convention and order

Grey evil eye:

  • Reduces the intensity of another color

  • Protects you from sorrow

  • Opens the mind to new situations

White evil eye:

  • Clears clutter and obstacles

  • Gives focus and purity

  • Allows you to start fresh in life

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