Asked in Superstitions
Superstition about black cats?
Black cats are believed to be bad luck, especially if they cross someone's path of walking. The superstition stems from the Western idea that the color black was the color of the devil and the belief that cats were assistants to the devil. ...
Asked in Cats (Felines), Superstitions
Did Noah Webster start the whole black cat superstition in America because he was a racist?
No the whole black cat "superstition" came around because in medieval times witches had black cats that they could supposedly transform into. They were commonly black cats. ...
Asked in Parts of Speech, Nouns
What is the noun form of superstition?
The word superstition is normally a noun. For instance, in the sentence "Molly has a superstition about black cats," the word is a noun. You could also say "Molly has a superstitious fear of black cats," where "superstitious" is an adjective describing the word fear. The only case I can think of where superstition would be an adjective would be something where you were talking about the Superstition Mountains in Arizona. ...
Asked in Cats (Felines)
Are black cats haunted?
i don't think they are Haunted.because I have a black cat at my house. its just a "superstition" (did i spelled it rigth) they say that because in the old times of witch crafting witches used to have black cats as pets and witches casted a spell of bad luck on the cat so it go roaming around people causing "BAD LUCK" its a "Superstition" just like stepping on cracks... Answer 2: No it's not true it's only a superstition. Mudstar of meadowclan...
Asked in Cats (Felines)
What does it mean if you see a vision of a black cat while awake?
There is a superstition that black cats are bad luck. This began in the Middle Ages when black cats became associated with witchcraft. ...
Asked in Dreams and Dream Interpretation
What does it mean when you dream of black cats?
Black cats, isolated from any context, represent superstition and bad luck. The meaning of any particular dream of black cats would depend on where the cats are, what the cats are doing, and the emotions experienced by the dreamer during the dream. ...
How did the superstition of the black cat get started?
Black cats were thought of as being related to witches, and witches were thought to take the form of black cats when they wanted to be discreet. Thus, it was bad luck to meet a black cat. ...
Are black cats different from others?
Well it depends which way you are asking. If you mean different because of the superstition that black cats are bad luck then no because that is not true. If you are asking if black cats are different from other colored cats, yes and no. They are both cats and will be relatively the same, but cats have different personalities and will not be exactly alike. ...
Asked in Cats (Felines), Halloween, Fables and Folklore
Where did black cats come from on Halloween?
There is not a direct connection from black cats to Halloween. Rather, they are used as Halloween symbolism because they came to represent bad luck. This superstition dates back to the Middle Ages, when people believed that black cats were literal agents of Satan. ...
Myths and belief of cats are really there?
=^..^= Cat Superstitions A strange black cat on your porch brings prosperity. - Scottish superstition A cat sneezing is a good omen for everyone who hears it. - Italian superstition Dreaming of white cat means good luck. - American superstition If a cat washes behind its ears, it will Rain. - English superstition A black cat crossing one's path by moonlight means death in an epidemic. - Irish superstition It is bad luck to cross a stream carrying a cat. (Although my personal...
Asked in Cats (Felines)
What happens if you see a black cat?
Nothing, Really. It's Just a Superstition that black cats are bad luck. I have lived with black cats practically all of my life, and see them all of the time. But nothing happens to me! No one should be scared of a black cat crossing their path.. It won't hurt you! ...
Asked in Cats (Felines), Fables and Folklore
When driving my car a black cat runs across the street in front of me is it bad luck?
It is bad luck for the cat. The belief that black cats are a sign for bad luck is a common superstition. ...
What does it mean a black cat crossing your path while driving?
It means slow down so you don't hit the cat. There is no truth whatsoever to the silly superstition that black cats are bad luck. ...
Why are there black cat superstition?
because the catholic church needed several scapegoats to define undefinable accidents - for catholics, the color black symbolises the evil. so poor black cats were held responsible for any mishaps. ...
Asked in Cats (Felines), Halloween, Cat Health
Will happen if you see a black cat on Halloween?
You will know later, while you're eating your candy, that somewhere out there is a black cat walking around :} While black cats have been burdened with the superstition that they're bad luck, I am aware of no correlation between black cats and Halloween except that, as bad luck sympols are scary, and Halloween is scary, black cats are associated with Halloween. However, there is no correlation between cats of any color and luck of any kind. ...
Asked in Fables and Folklore, History, Superstitions
What are some chilling things people have done in History involving superstitions?
Burning women at the stake, for instance, as instruments of the Devil and witchcraft. Someone has changed my answer by replacing "black cats" with "women". They did that, too, but black cats were burnt simply because of the superstition related to the colour of their fur! ...