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Published: Jan 13, 2012
Black Cat superstition origin: Middle Ages, black cats = witches familiar; spit if a black cat crosses your path right to left
by Mike Baron

Black Cat superstition origin: Middle Ages, black cats = witches familiar; spit if a black cat crosses your path right to left. If you are a believer in superstitions, then Friday the 13th might be your unlucky day. But, remember, it's only a superstition, and nothing more.

Superstitions are mostly considered to be irrational beliefs associated with the existence of particular mysterious forces.

Every nation have some sort of superstition in its tradition; some of them are so important that they even acquire main traits of modern pop culture.

The black cat in folklore has been able to change into human shape to act as a spy or courier for witches or demons. When the Pilgrims arrived at Plymouth Rock, they brought with them a devout faith in the Bible. They viewed the black cat as a companion, or a familiar to witches. They viewed the black cat as part demon and part sorcery.

A black cat crossing your path is good luck in Japan. A black cat crossing your path left to right is good, right to left is bad. Go here for more.

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