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The Lucky Black Cat

Throughout history,
and in many cultures, black cats were
seen as lucky, sacred and protective
beings. For example:


Freya, the Norse Goddess of Love & Fertility
drives a chariot pulled by two black cats.

To dream of a black cat is thought by many
people to be a lucky omen.

Many theater folk love cats,
perhaps because they, too, were once ostracized and
shunned. It is believed that a black cat in the audience on
opening night portends a successful play.

In the south of France, black cats are referred to
as "matagots" or "magician cats." According to local
superstition, they bring good luck to owners who feed
them well and treat them with the respect they deserve.

Fisherman's wives kept black cats while their
husbands went away to sea believing that the black cats
would prevent danger from occurring to their husbands.
These black cats were treated like royalty and were
considered so valuable that they were often stolen. At one
point, they became so expensive that few fisher folk could
afford them.

In Australia and Britain and other parts of the
world where black is a protective color, black cats are
thought to be lucky. It was believed that their color gave
them the power to ward off negative forces.

In Ancient Egypt, cats were sacred and
protected by the Goddesses Sekmet and Bast. A home
that kept a cat was blessed. Egyptians believed that cats
captured the glow of the setting sun in their eyes and kept
it safe until morning. Killing or harming a cat was a
horrible crime in their culture, and was punished by death


In the English Midlands, a black cat as a wedding
present is thought to bring good luck to the bride.

Many cultures believe that cats with gold or green
eyes bring prosperity. Because of their eye and coat colors,
black cats are thought to have ability to attract abundance
and the power to protect it.

Many cultures consider cats to be mystical
creatures which were really fairies or in disguise.

Some say that the ancient Celts believed that black
cats were reincarnated beings who could foretell the future.

Cats have always been associated with
motherhood, protection, love and fertility, and it many
cultures, black is the color of protection.

Advocates of Feng Shui remind us that cats are
drawn to harmony. Therefore a happy cat is the sign of a
happy, harmonious home. A figurine of a black cat is often
placed in the home, facing north, to ward off evil.

In some cultures, brides were given black cats as
good luck on their wedding day.

In Finland black cats were thought to gently carry
the souls of the dead to the other world.

In Scotland it was believed that if a black cat
crosses your path it will mean good things to come. A black
cat on your porch will bring prosperity.


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