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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God_bless_you

God bless you is a common English expression, used to wish a person blessings in various situations, especially as a response to a sneeze, and also, when parting or writing a valediction. The phrase has been used in the Hebrew Bible by Jews (cf. Numbers 6:24), and by Christians, since the time of the early Church as a ...

www.gotquestions.org/God-bless-you-sneeze.html

Answer: The saying God bless you in response to a sneeze is of ancient origin, and there are a variety of stories about where it first came from. The practice of saying, “God bless you,” when someone sneezes does not come from the Bible, nor is there any mention of the practice in the Bible. However, the saying God bless ...

www.thesun.co.uk/archives/news/1158748/this-is-the-real-reason-we-say-bless-you-when-someone-sneezes-and-its-not-because-of-the-plague

May 4, 2016 ... THERE are some things we do in everyday life which become part of the furniture , even if we don't ... First up is a pretty spellbinding one – apparently some people thought you ran the risk of sneezing out ... and it's thought he used to sayGod bless you” whenever someone sneezed around him. The idea ...

www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/mysteries/sneeze.html

Why do people say, “God bless you,” after someone sneezes? There are varying accounts as to the origin of this response. One belief is that it originated in Rome when the bubonic plague was raging through Europe. One of the symptoms of the plague was coughing and sneezing, and it is believed that Pope Gregory I ...

aleteia.org/2017/08/30/why-do-we-say-god-bless-you-after-sneezing

Aug 30, 2017 ... You may be surprised at the answer. The phrase is deeply engrained into Western culture. Whenever someone sneezes the immediate response from a nearby person is “God bless you,” or “Bless you!” Most of us never even think about it, and the phrase continues to be passed down to each generation.

www.theguardian.com/notesandqueries/query/0,5753,-2218,00.html

THIS goes back to more superstitious times when a sneeze was believed to separate the soul from the body. To prevent the devil stealing the soul the incantation "bless you" (i.e. God bless you) was uttered to release the soul from Satan's clutches and return it to its rightful owner. Alan Montague ...

people.howstuffworks.com/sneezing.htm

What do those phrases actually mean, anyway? Wishing someone well after they sneeze probably originated thousands of years ago. The Romans would say " Jupiter preserve you" or "Salve," which meant "good health to you," and the Greeks would wish each other "long life." The phrase "God bless you" is attributed to ...

www.businessinsider.com/bless-you-sneezing-tradition-reason-2017-6

Jun 9, 2017 ... In the 14th century, Pope Gregory VII asked that 'God Bless You,' become "a short prayer to be said after every sneeze to protect against the plague." ... Why people say 'bless you' after a sneeze. Dave Mosher. Jun. ... What we do know is that nearly every sneeze in the US is answered with a "bless you.".

metro.co.uk/2016/05/03/why-do-we-say-bless-you-when-someone-sneezes-5856223

May 3, 2016 ... In the days before a sneeze was known to be a reflex action, a symptom of a cold or an allergic reaction, the phrase was used simply because of superstition – with people with people believing that a sneeze causes the soul to escape the body through the nose. Apparently, saying 'bless you' would stop the ...