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