Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Black Cats

Growing up, I always felt that black cats were bad luck if one walked passed you at night time you were destined to be doomed. This belief came to existence in many different cultures but not all, for example Britain and Japan, black cats are considered good luck. For thousands of years, black cats have been regarded as mysterious creatures with supernatural powers and were associated with witches and even death. People thought that witches could turn their selves into a cat, but could only do this nine times; this is where the idea that cats have nine lives originated. Superstition and cats go hand and hand because humans have been living with cats since the beginning of time. Superstitions centering around the black cat are some of the most well-known and popular superstitions today.

Not all superstition surrounding cats are bad, many people believe that a black cat brings good fortune and also, that anyone who finds the one perfect, pure white hair in an all-black cat and plucks it out without being scratched, will find great wealth and good luck in love. Good and bad superstitions of cats have never been proven to really work or not, but more of a folk tale that traveled through the generations. Cats will always carry the title of being special animals, just depends on your personal belief.


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