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Why are black cats considered unlucky?

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Black cats are often associated with witches, or evil villains.  According to superstition, they are unlucky or bring bad luck.  And you never want a black cat to cross your path?  I feel quite sorry for those cuddly black cats.  What started this superstition?

    PaulOnBooks
    Posted 6 years ago

    It’s believed to date back to the Egyptian goddess Bast who was depicted as a black cat. She was the godess of women’s fruitfulness as well as dancing and joy – too much for early Christians who “blackened” her name (sorry).

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