We've all been there. You know what I mean. Throwing salt over your left shoulder, once it has been spilled, or is it the right one?. Not walking under a ladder. Bad luck on Friday the 13th or breaking a mirror. Have you ever heard of any of these? I think we all have. They have been passed down through the generations without explanation or reason. "Just don't do it", is what we have been told, "or you will have bad luck". The Turks came up with their own protection from the "evil eye" of others. This amulet is really called the Nazar Boncugu in Turkey, which literally means "evil eye bead". The Nazar Boncugu deflects the negative energy that is being directed towards a person onto itself, dispersing its powers or it could be the belief that the blue color holds the real shielding power and absorbs the negative energy. Have you heard the saying, "an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth"? I just don't see that many people with teeth hanging around their necks or hanging outside their doorways. If you see me with eyes and teeth hanging around my neck, just don't say anything. I may be in one of those superstitious moods.