The Role Of Superstition In The Elizabethan Era

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In today’s society, people believe in many superstition. But in order to fully understand superstitions one must learn the roots of superstition and where it came from. The roots of superstition come from the Elizabethan era in Britain. We as people have a tendency to overlook how things came about. We also must learn in steps, or a process what made superstition such a huge component of how people lived in the Elizabethan era. But somewhere along the lines some evil things came into play such as witchcraft and murders throughout many town and villages. First is why so many people lived and believed in superstition, the next topic is witches and what the Bible says about witches. Lastly what some consequences for practicing witchcraft and believing in some certain superstitions.…show more content…
No superstition was a lifestyle. It was how people lived and they adopted this new lifestyle and it was common to be “very superstitious.” Now this had a huge ripple effect on the people’s life. For instance if a person sneezed and whoever was next to that person did not say “god bless you” then the devil would enter their bodies through their mouths. We will go into more depth later on the list of superstitions, but for now the impact and fear this put into people’s mind is huge. It must really suck not being able to yawn or sneeze when no one is around! Here is another crazy superstition they had, they would NEVER ever cross paths with black cats. They believed that the cats were witches, which leads to the next superstition. They believed that witches could morph into many animals such as cats, birds, goats, and pigs. This is an absurd lifestyle to be scared to sneeze or be around pets, that is how people’s lifestyles were changed in the Elizabethan
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