Why people say "bless you" when someone sneezes? Is there any history behind that?

@biooss (17)
August 21, 2018 11:37pm CST
Hi. I have observed many times that people say bless you when someone sneezes. Is there any history behind that?
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@owlwings (44024)
• Cambridge, England
22 Aug 18
In the Middle Ages, it was believed that when you sneezed, your soul left your body for an instant and this left the door open for evil spirits to enter and take over. If someone very quickly said "Bless you", it guarded against being possessed by these evil spirits.
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@MACQUUNE (515)
• Lagos, Nigeria
22 Aug 18
Where in the world does that happened??
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• United States
27 Aug 18
We say this all the time in the US. It started as a superstition. I think these days people say it out of politeness
• United States
22 Aug 18
it's a plague era blessing.usually when sneezing or coughing started it could be the first signs of sickness.
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22 Aug 18
Because when you sneeze your heart stops for awhile.
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@manikarnika (2910)
• India
22 Aug 18
Yeah...There is history.Because invisible angel always bless while sneezing like"Happen as you said".So people bless you and so will happen...
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@deba12 (2985)
• India
22 Aug 18
In India we say 'Sorry' after sneezing.
• United States
27 Aug 18
why?
@deba12 (2985)
• India
28 Aug 18
@cupkitties I don't know why. But I think due to the sneezing, people around us are disturbed. That's why we say Sorry.
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@Janet357 (76449)
22 Aug 18
none..no historical origin. people are just crazy to say that.