Superstitions about cats are very common and we can find them in all countries and cultures. If we then talk about specific cats, they are black cats, about which are the most superstitions.
In ancient times, it was believed that the black cat is a witch incarnated into a cat and had magical abilities. That’s why we can often see a witch with a black cat at her side. People have also believed that a cat has nine lives, however, it is not scientifically substantiated and there is no evidence that it was true.
What are the most popular superstitions about cats?
In Britain and Japan, it is believed that if a black cat crosses your path, it means happiness. However, in the United States and most European countries, people believe the opposite, and when the cat crosses their path, they are scared because they believe it will not announce anything good and consider it very unlucky.
Many cultures also believe that if a black cat turns its back on you or is the first thing you see in the morning, it is a sign of something bad.
It is unlucky when kittens are born in May and lucky when they are born in March.
If a cat sneezes three times, it predicts the illness (cold) of the family member. However, if the cat sneezes only once, it means happiness and good fortune, usually something small that will make you happy.
A cat of any color that follows you on the street predicts money or some financial success.