Protection spells for the home are among the oldest forms of magic. The early Celts hung rowan branches over their doors to safeguard their homes. The indigenous people of North America painted totem animals and other symbols on their teepees for magical reasons as well as decoration. In the Middle East, it's common practice to hang an eye amulet near the entrance to your home to ward off evil. It's even possible that the ancient cave paintings in the south of France had magical significance.