Black Cat Myths and the Beauty of Black Cats

Black Cat Myths

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Here we examine the longtime superstitions about black cats and also admire their beauty and sleekness . . .

There are many Black Cat Myths that go way back in time and it seems that a black cat with a witch is a favorite for promoting Halloween.  Whether you love cats or hate ‘em, we can all agree: the black cat gets a bad rap.

Witch with Black Cat
photo: Adobe Digital Media
While black cats are typically associated with Halloween, witchcraft and bad luck, there’s much more to these fur balls than creepy stuff. Learn more about the history of black cats (and how they became Halloween icons), and the places they’re considered a symbol of good fortune.

Black cats are ultimate Halloween icons—and a top costume choice for both elementary school children and women in their freshman year of college, oddly enough—but do you know how they got such a spooky rap?

Beginning in the Middle Ages, black cats became associated with Satan, witches and witchcraft; some people went so far as to believe that black cats were cohorts to witches or even witches who had taken on another form.

As with any story that has such a long and colored past, many myths about black cats still linger today. Some of the more commonly heard black cat myths and warnings include:

  • It is bad luck for a black cat to cross your path
  • Never turn your back on a black cat or you will be cursed
  • A black cat on the bed of an ill person will bring death
  • In Asia and the United Kingdom, black cats are considered good luck

Black cats in truth are far from bad luck and evil. They are loving family friends, just like any other cat.  In this video, we pay tribute to the beauty and sleekness of black cats.

The Beauty of Black Cats Video


If you love Black cats, the Bombay cat breed is a popular breed of black cat that resembles a mini black panther.

Black Cat Myths

Remember to share this with other fans of Black cats and let us know in the comments if you also feel that Black cats get a bad rap for no good reason!

The following four images also show the beauty and sleekness of black cats.