For centuries, black cats have not had a very good reputation, and have often been associated with Halloween and witches.
Despite their increasing popularity these days and the broom has been replaced by comfy armchairs, there is still something mysterious about these animals and they are surrounded by a lot of misconceptions.
Does bad luck really bring a black cat to cross the road ahead?
Superstition says that when a cat passes in front of us, it is bad luck, but countless nations think otherwise. In England, Ireland, Japan and Germany, a black cat is considered a source of good luck, unlike, for example, the United States.
They are also terrifying in Belgium and Spain, but the Germans are more complicated than that. For them, the audience believes that if he moves from left to right in front of us, we will be lucky, and vice versa, then less.
By the way, black cats are still seventeen. They began to be associated with witches in the 16th century, and a legend was born in the 16th century with heroes, father and son, who crossed the path of such an animal.
Father and son threw a pair of stones at the unfortunate cat, who then ran home in a panic, as well as the woman suspected of witchcraft.
The next day, they also saw a woman living in the house riddled with injuries, so they came to the conclusion that the witches were able to turn into cats and then crawl all night in this way.
The cat behind the myth
While black cats can be associated with a myriad of superstitions around the world, not all of them are necessarily bad. For example, British sailors were happy to see them on board because they believed they would bring them good luck and land safely.
In Scotland, if a stray black cat wanders into someone’s house, then prosperity will soon come to those who live there, but in Japan, they also bring with them the vitality of a passionate life.
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