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Many people think black cats are mean. That is so wrong. I have 2 black cats, and 3 black kittens. They are so content, lovable, playful, ect. They all have a great disposition. I have several friends that feel the same way I do. If you do not agree with
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I have a cat sanctuary for cats with special needs and there are a lot of black cats in my sanctuary.

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  • Ancient Egypt: People paid homage to Bastet, the cat goddess who represented prosperity and truth. Bastet often was depicted as a woman with the head of a cat, frequently with dark or black coloration. To gain favor from the goddess, Egyptian households kept black cats as pets.
  • England & Ireland: Celtic folklore contains stories of Cat Sith, a mythological creature that took the form of a large black cat with a white spot on its chest. And here is one instance where bad luck enters the black cat's past. While some believed Cat Sith was a fairy in cat's clothing, others believed the creature was another form of a witch.

  • North America: Black cats were associated with witches throughout history, with many of the tales originating during early settlement of North America. Folklore includes stories of witches assuming the shape of black cats or of the feline companions acting as witches' familiars. Rationale for the association likely stemmed from the cats' nocturnal nature and was heightened by a black cat's natural and obvious ability to be nearly invisible at night. Added to uncertainty brought about by unfamiliar surroundings and suspicion of anything unusual, the tales grew more elaborate.

  • Continental Europe: Similar stories of the black cat's relationship with witches may have led people to seek out and kill the dark-colored companions during the Middle Ages. Some speculate that this led to an increase in the rat population, eventually allowing diseases carried by rodents to spread throughout Europe.

  • Other cultures held — and continue to hold — similar views about the positive influence of black cats. Sailors considered the companions good luck on long voyages, beyond the cats' rodent-catching skills. In Japan, black cats often are considered symbols of good luck. The same holds true in England and Ireland.


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