Black cats are amazing creatures that are cute and sweet. Unfortunately, many people around the world believe that black cats bring bad luck, especially when they cross your path.
Black cats are also considered good luck in Britain and Japan. Furthermore, it is believed that a lady who owns a black cat will have many suitors.
In Western history, black cats have been looked upon as a symbol of evil omens, associated with witches or actually shape-shifting witches themselves. Pirates of the 18th century believed that a black cat could bring both good or bad luck. It depends on if it was walking towards someone or away from someone.
There are many beliefs about black cats that exist around the world today. For example, it is lucky to dream of a black cat or to find white hair on it.
Black cats have been associated with witches and witchcraft, and today they are also still used as costumes or party themes during Halloween. Cats are nocturnal and roam at night, so they were thought to be supernatural servants of witches or even witches themselves. It is even said that if a witch becomes human, her black cat will no longer reside in her house.
In Celtic mythology, there was a legend about a creature called The Cat Sith. The Cat Sith was said to resemble a big black cat with a white spot on its chest. The legend tells that the Cat Sith could steal a person’s soul before the gods could claim it by passing over a corpse before the burial. That’s why watches were organized to keep the mythical creature away from the corpses.
Cats are simply adorable even the black ones. August 17 is Black Cat Appreciation Day. This day exists to dispel all the myths and fears of Black Cats.
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