Ancient secrets revealed. Ancient people saw the entire world as composed of spirits. There are good and evil spirits. One wants to protect oneself and one’s family from evil. Blue is considered a holy color. The Blue eye to ward off the evil eye. These traditions at least 3,000 years old continue today. My mom wore these “evil eye” protection bracelets towards the end of her life. She had survived breast cancer and she told me her mother has always believed in the evil eye and they had all kinds of “old wives tales” to protect themselves with. BBC article repost.