25 Facts About Black Cats That Are Absolutely Purrfect

When you see a black cat, what do you think of? Halloween and witches? Your impending doom and bad luck? Your newfound chances at landing a boyfriend? When it comes to black cats, there is no shortage of myths and superstitions. Well, if your curious about these inky felines and the truth behind them, you’ve come to the right place! Here are 25 Facts About Black Cats That Are Absolutely Purrfect!


To further aggravate the issue, Pope Gregory XI published a document in 1233 that stated black cats were the incarnation of Satan. As cats are nocturnal and many pagan rituals are conducted at night, cats became associated with paganism as well...a group the early church was attempting to eradicate.


Other superstions surrounding black cats in the middle ages include the belief in Finland that black cats carried the souls of the dead into the afterlife. In Germany, if a black cat jumped on the bed of a sick person, it meant that that person was going to die.

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Despite the fact that black cats are often considered an omen of bad luck, in many places of the world, they are actually considered good and lucky. For instance, in much of Europe and parts of Asia, black cats bring financial fortune and good harvest.

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Black cats can even represent good luck in finding many suitors and bless marriages. In fact, in some cultures, giving a bride a black cat on her wedding day will bring good luck. they're also said to bring a long happy life to the happy couple.

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While it's debated whether black cats are good luck or bad luck to humans, it seems having a black coat is good luck for the cat. Studies conducted by the National Institutes of Health revealed that the same genetic mutations that give the cat a fully black coat also help protect them from some diseases.

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