Black cats have always remain associated with superstitions and folktales for centuries. They are perceived in different ways in different countries and customs. In some countries are remarked for good luck whereas, are remarkable as bad luck in other few.
It’s also believed that not only in terms of good luck, but black cats also brings wealth in the way.
Let’s have a look at the positive superstitions of these cats around the world and by different prospects.
- In a few countries like Japan, black cats are considered to be the lucky one, especially for young girls. It is believed that if a black cat sneezes near a bride on her wedding day, she will have a happy married life. And in the English Midlands, a black cat is being gifted to the brides by believing the myth that it will bring good fortune and happiness.
- The ancient Egyptians used to worship cats as a goddess, named as ‘Bastet’. Among those Egyptians’, there had a belief that the goddess protects their homes from vermin and snakes.
- Cats – with one paw raised (which is a welcoming gesture), are considered as the good luck charm by people. You might have seen, shopkeepers usually keep them at the entrances of their shop. It is believed that it will help to bring more customers and good wealth to them. These cats are popular by the name – “Come – Come Cat”.
- If you meet a black cat at your front door; If a black cat enters your house; If you stroke a black cat three times; Or if you dream about a black cat; Then these symbols are considered as the sign of good luck on the way, in a few countries like the UK, Japan, and Australia. In these countries, black cats are considered a good luck charm for them.
Okay! Apart from all these positive superstitions and if you are familiar with the trend, black cats are considered and is being opted as one of the favorite hallmarks of Halloween by many.
It might be so because as black cats look a bit scary to many or are still a bad rap.
We just can’t say about this, as there can be different reasons based upon different opinions of people.
But that’s a truth that some people adopt black cats to use them as props for Halloween while, some don’t adopt black cats for all of October.
Many of these superstitions about black cats continue to exist today, and for this reason, black cats often have the lowest rates of adoption at rescue organizations.