Why are black cats unlucky? But are black cats lucky or unlucky? Here you'll find good luck and bad luck folklore superstitions about black cats.
Are black cats lucky or unlucky then? This is a question that has perplexed many people who study the cultures and folklore superstitions of differing traditions.
It is believed that if a black cat crosses your path it is considered to be unlucky. If you see it from behind then further bad luck will befall you.
Many believe that if a black cat is seen at a funeral procession it can mean another imminent death will occur in the family.
It is considered a bad omen for a black cat to be in the presence of a sick person, as they are likely to die.
In Britain and Ireland the answer is a definite yes that they are lucky. They are seen as an extremely lucky omen and are welcomed as a sign of good luck to come.
In other countries and cultures the opposite belief is held and the black cat can be seen as incredibly unlucky.
Unfortunately black cats seem to have low adoption rates from animal shelters. And some black cats are destroyed because they cannot find a home. It is believed that potential adopters of cats think black cats are sly or sneaky.
I once adopted a beautiful jet black cat that I named Spider. He had green eyes and was friendly, loving and devoted. I loved that cat so much and the joy he brought to me and my family was priceless. So I urge anyone who wants to adopt a kitten or cat to go for a black one.
In ancient times cats were animals to be revered and in Ancient Egypt the humble cat was worshipped as a sacred animal. The Romans also held the cat in high regard and introduced cats as pets throughout Europe.
But as Christianity spread throughout Europe and pagans, wise women and adherents to other belief systems were persecuted; the black cat also saw a downturn in its luck.
Vulnerable women became the easy target for religious fanatics who wanted a scapegoat to explain the woes of the world. During the Middle Ages they were accused of witchcraft and were the victims of torture, hanging, burning at the stake and drowning.
These same women often kept cats as companions. Cats, and in particularly black ones, (deemed the colour of evil) were seen as "Witch's Familiars" or partners in crime to the accused Witch, and the poor animal suffered similar fates to those of their mistresses. In Witch trials, ownership of a cat was taken as evidence of witchcraft and was all the proof needed to condemn both the woman and the cat to a terrible fate.
Many believed that witches could shape-shift into black cats up to nine times. The Witch in cat form could then go unnoticed in people’s homes and businesses and cast magic spells upon them.
If you think about the stereotypical image of a Witch, she often is accompanied by a black cat.
But the humble cat redeemed itself as controller of vermin during the Great Plague that swept throughout Europe. The cat, and in particular black ones, came to be seen as a very lucky omen.
Good luck superstitions surrounding the black cat sprung up. To have one as a ship's cat ensured the safety of the sailors on board. Similarly, wives of fishermen who kept cats that were black were assured the safe return of their husbands, despite often perilous sea conditions. Newly weds were often given a black cat to bring them luck for their future together.
Today the symbol of a black cat is often connected with the feast of Halloween and to the Wicca religion and is considered extremely good luck to have a black cat cross your path.
All black cats are lucky but the luckiest type is said to be female, completely jet black with black whiskers and green eyes. If you come across a cat such as this, repeat this rhyme and good luck is sure to come your way.
Dearest Queen I bid you good day
Bring me the best of luck and send it my way!
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