Elizabethan Era Superstitions

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During the time of the Elizabethan era, there were many superstitions that affected the everyday life of the average individual. Many of these superstitions were tied to a common theme, such as an objects color, a number, or even certain aspects of nature (i.e. animals, trees, etc.) (Alchin, n.d.). Many superstitions also had ties to religion. For example, the practice of saying "God Bless You" was originally meant to ward off the devil from entering your mouth while you were sneezing (Alchin, n.d.). Many of these superstitions were centered on witches. The idea of Familiars (animal companions of witches) became very common during the Elizabethan era. If a black cat crossed your path, it was considered bad luck because black was the color
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