Blue was prevalent in the temples of Isis in Ancient Egypt.

In Eastern countries, blue coloured objects are placed in tombs to ward off evil spirits.  

In Greece too, the colour blue is believed to ward off the ‘evil eye’, and a blue bracelet or necklace is often worn for protection.

In China and Japan it is the colour of fortune.  In Chinese culture, blue is associated with wood, East and Spring.

In Iran, colours such as blue, blue-green and greed are sacred colours and symbolize ‘paradise’.  

In India, the god Krishna is often depicted with blue skin.

In Aztec culture the colour blue symbolizes sacrifice.

In Mexico, the colour of mourning is blue.

In Greek and Roman times, blue was associated with the sky gods Juno, Mercury and Jupiter.

The colour blue has Biblical significance and symbolizes ‘Heavenly grace’.  In the Catholic Church blue it is the colour associated with the Virgin Mary.

Joanne Walmsley     
Sacred Scribes

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