Impact Of Superstitions In The Elizabethan Era

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During the Elizabethan times, superstitions and folk tales were very popular and were spread all throughout England, and impacted almost everything. Life, sickness, and many beliefs were affected by superstitions that branched from other ideas. For example, astrology and medicine helped construct many of these beliefs. In some ways the church also had an impact because church affected how the common people reacted to these ideas. A religious church man would talk down upon superstitions opposed to an individual who is open minded to the ideas. This was normal during this time, to have such a controversial topic be embedded into the minds of the common citizen in England. Despite the fact that superstitions were controversial to the church, they had a huge impact during the Elizabethan era. Superstitions shaped daily life, affected illnesses, and impacted modern beliefs in the form of folk tales. Daily life was based off of superstitions and magic was also popular during this time because people relied on it for protection. “The clergy had traditionally provided magical protection against the molestations of malevolent spirits by casting out demons, blessing …show more content…

Illnesses were affected, daily life was shaped, and modern beliefs in the form of folk tales were results of superstitions. Mental and physical illnesses were affected by superstitions, for example astrology was used to diagnose patients. The life of common citizens were also affected, because people relied on magic for protection and believed in the supernatural. Folk magic and modern beliefs were also affected because beliefs of witches and evil spirits made people believe in superstitions more than the church. Overall, superstitions heavily impacted the Elizabethan era, and expanded all over the world. The folk tales and beliefs told from years ago still exist today, and have impacted many ways of

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