Black Cats

Facts and Fun about Black Cats:

>Black cats are often feared by people.Black Cat

>Some black cats are not really a true, solid black.

>Black cats are considered lucky in some cultures (and unlikely in others).

>The only recognized Black Cat Breed is The Bombay Cat.

>Black cats have been written and talked about for centuries in folklore, superstition, and mythology.

>Black cats and witches are commonly linked to each other. Some believe the cat was in fact the actual witch – transformed.

Black cat lounging
loco’s photos / Foter

>Halloween and black cats go hand in hand.

>Depending on which region of the world and the timeframe in history, you will find connections to black cats and “luck”…good and bad luck.

>In Asia and the United Kingdom, a black cat is considered lucky.

>Some say if you own a black cat you are lucky, but it’s unlucky when one “crosses your path”.

>To dream of a black cat is lucky.

Black cat stalking
vermegrigio / Foter

>If a funeral procession comes across a black cat, there could be another death in the family.

>In 16th century Italy, if someone was ill and a black cat jumped on the bed, the sick person would die.

>If you find a white hair on a black cat, that means good luck.

>In Scotland, a stray black cat on the porch means prosperity.

>If a black cat walks towards you, it brings good fortune. If it walks away from you, the cat takes the good luck with it.

Black cat on pole
 

>In the Middle Ages, black cats became associated with evil.

>Old folklore claims that if a witch becomes human, her black cat will no longer be found anywhere.

>Some believe black cats are witches’ familiars who help the witches in performing their craft.

>For several centuries, those thought to be witches were hunted and taken in by the locals, given a trial (which almost always found them guilty of witchcraft), and killed by burning or hanging. Many times their familiars were killed along with them.

 

 

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