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What is behind you?

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daniel sacco

on 11 November 2016

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Transcript of What is behind you?

A ghost maybe a witch maybe even superstition just getting to you!
What is behind you?
It was believed that when you open your mouth to sneeze, you give the devil a chance to enter your body and bring about spiritual harm. Saying "bless you" allegedly stops the devils from entering since they thought that no demon could stay in a place that a Christian has blessed.
Leaving the door open behind you, keeping a peacock's feather, a lunar eclipse, spilling salt and a cat crossing your path (or any encounter with a cat for that matter as they are associated with witches- another superstition to be discussed later) brought about bad luck.
The right hand of an executed prisoner was said to be lucky as it had the power to heal and it could give the bearer stealth.


A superstition that was most influential to them was that witches exist and they can cast spells on anyone. The spells were understood as so grave, they can lead to death. They were also blamed for mostly everything unexplainable -- the plague, famine, diseases and low crop yields during harvest time.
The Catholic people believed in a place called pergutory, which was kind of like a waiting room between heaven and hell where souls can reside. They believed that ghosts are the wandering souls of those who have recently died.
The Catholic people believed in a place called pergutory, which was kind of like a waiting room between heaven and hell where souls can reside. They believed that ghosts are the wandering souls of those who have recently died.
Whenever Othello is accused of using witchcraft to get Desdemonas heart.
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