“Unlucky” Black Cats

 

I know that we all have heard how black cats are unlucky, but I always wondered why? I love black cats, I have one of my own. His name is One-Eyed Willie and he is the biggest lover/cuddle bug ever and my girl Spike has 2 of her own. They are so lovey and sweet creatures, I have no idea how anyone would want to harm them.  So the fact that they are unwanted or considered unlucky kinda breaks my heart. So I decided to do some research as to why this was the common thought and found out some interesting details as to why people have these ridiculous notions.

There is a lot of folk lore that surrounds cats, especially black ones. In Scottish Folk Lore, a fairy known as “Cat Sith”, a giant black who was bleieved to have the ability to steal a dead person’s soul before the gods could claim it. In the middle ages, cats became associated with witchcraft, and evil. Cats are nocternal and roam at night. They were believed to be supernatural servents of witches, as”familiars”. They were often killed along with their human counterparts during witch trials. They were also almost exterminated through out the black plague as they were seen as the cause. Little did they know that the cats could have helped, since the plague was brought around by rats.

It blows my mind how just superstitions and wild beliefs follow these creatures. Ther is no evidence to any of these claims, just mass hysteria. Which I could segway into many other topics that this effects, but i digress,.

Protect your lovely black feline friends during this Halloween season and though out the whole year. Remember you are lucky to have them in your life and they love you very much (whether it seems like it or not :))     Happy Halloween Everyone!!!!

~ ❤ Ginger

 

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