Black cats are beautiful and mysterious. Yet they are often hated! It is a shame that they are not recognized for the unique and loving creatures they are!
There are plenty of bad superstitions regarding black cats. If one crosses your path it is bad luck, for example. But it’s not all bad. Did you know that historically black cats have been celebrated and revered in many cultures? In certain parts of the world these ebony beauties were thought to be full of luck, love and supernatural magick. Consider the following:
Scottish folklore states that a black cat found on your porch will bring financial prosperity. It was also believed that a bride seeing a black cat on her wedding day would ensure a happy marriage. In many Asian countries, particularly Japan, a black cat was considered an all around good luck charm.
In Ancient Egypt, the black cat was revered and represented by the goddess Bast. Many pharaohs and queens owned black cats.
In Norse mythology, the goddess Freya is said to have often been accompanied by black cats, She also transformed herself into a black cat from time to time.
There may be something about the coat of a black cat that makes it more likely to have a good personality! Engineer and professor of animal science Temple Grandin claims that there is a relationship between fur color and animals’ behavior. Black cats, she says, are known to be more sociable and therefore make great pets.
Aside from all this, black cats are beautiful! Who could not love their playfulness, their loyalty and their mystery? Yet due to their bad reputation and association with evil, black cats are reportedly the most overlooked animals in shelters. If you are adopting a pet, please consider a black cat. Guaranteed to bring health, prosperity, love and luck 🙂
“I am a swath of black velvet, a dark beauty, a companion, playmate, and a keeper of the castle. Do not overlook me.”