A black cat
is a feline
with black fur. It is not a particular breed of cat and may be mixed or of a specific breed. The Bombay
, known for its sleek black fur, is an example of a black cat. The all-black pigmentation is equally prevalent in both male and female cats. In some cultures black cats are considered good luck, and in others they are considered bad luck.
Superstition, prejudice, bringer of good or bad luck
The folklore surrounding black cats varies from culture to culture. In Great Britain
, black cats are a symbol of good luck. The Scottish
believe that a strange black cat's arrival to the home signifies prosperity. Black cats are also good luck in Japan. However in Western history, black cats have often been looked upon as a symbol of evil omens, specifically being suspected of being the familiar
, and so most of Western and Southern Europe considers the black cat as a symbol of bad luck, especially if one crosses paths with you, which is believed to be an omen of misfortune and death. If you live in Germany you will probably believe that black cats crossing your path from right to left, is a bad omen. But from left to right, the cat is granting favorable times for you.
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