...a black cat has crossed your path!
Pirates during the 18th century believed in several myths about the black feline. If a cat walked towards someone, it would bring the person bad luck, but if she walked away, it meant that good luck would follow the individual. The British people considered a black cat walking towards you a sign of good luck and one walking away meant luck was leaving them.
The Black Cat has also acquired several devices from the that increase her agility and heighten her strength. She wears earrings that interact with the balance centers of her brain to grant her enhanced agility. She has contact lenses that let her see in various ranges of the electromagnetic spectrum, such as and . Her costume contains micro- that enhance her strength above normal human levels. The gloves of her costume contain steel micro-filaments, which form retractable claws at the fingertips when she flexes her fingers (triggering a magnetic surge which condenses the filaments into polarized talons) which enable her to tear through most surfaces and easily scale walls. Using this equipment, the Black Cat has been able to beat enemies who have superhuman abilities.
Although cats of all types have been associated with the occult by different cultures, black cats in particular are noted most in folklore. Several legends exists about black cats being evil, causing bad luck, being the familiars of witches, and many other dark things.Aside from the Christian accusations there are also old myths that may attribute bad luck to cats. Supposedly, King Charles I of England owned a black cat and the day it died he was arrested. An old sailor's legend said that meeting cats in the shipyard meant an unpleasant voyage of storms or other bad luck. In Babylonian folklore a curled up cat on the hearth is seen as similar to evil serpent.Cats are primarily nocturnal; from the cute little house cats to the very dangerous pumas and lions. Also, they are great stalkers allowing them to sneak around at night making humans very paranoid. Being associated with the darkness of night didn't help their image because the color black has always been associated with evil due to our ancestor's fear of the night.In Japan the Maneki Neko (Beckoning Cat) is considered a symbol of good luck. In Russia, their Russian Blue breed of cats are supposed to be good luck as well. In Latvian tradition, black cats embody the spirit of Rungis, a god of harvests, which is good luck for farmers to have around. In the UK black cats are associated with good luck, and have been for ages.
However, not every culture thought that black cats were bad luck. The ancient Egyptians treated cats with utmost respect. They were considered kingly animals and to kill one was a capital offence. The ancient Egyptians even went as far as to mummify their cats when they died to preserve them for the afterlife. They had a deity with the head of a cat named Bast to which they dedicated their mummified cats. The ancient Egyptians weren't the only culture who thought cats were special.
Black Cats Appreciation Day is here but black cats are awesome all year round. Here are some reasons, and click over to find more black cat love!These days, many still exist. They are often linked to bad luck and arefeared by some. Just take a look at television shows, movies, and books; it's not uncommon to see a black cat portrayed in a spooky and tense environment. Cats are adorable animals who are very loyal to their owners. They are also very independent animals. Unlike dogs, cats don’t need to be taken outside to go to the bathroom or be walked each day. As long as you cat has a clean litter box, food, water, and a comfortable place to sleep, you cat will be happy and content. When it comes to cats, many people avoid getting cats that are all black because of all of the superstition surrounding these cats. Some of the myths surrounding black cats go back to the thousands of years ago. If you understand the superstitions and where they come from, you will be more likely to adopt an adorable black cat since all of the stories are not true.