Origin of Common Superstitions Black Cats

About the origin of the superstition of crossing the path of a black cat, history of witches and Egyptians.

ENCOUNTERING A BLACK CAT

Avoid the paths of black cats. If one crosses your route, return home.

Origin. The Egyptians worshiped the cat and punished anyone who dared to kill one. In the Middle Ages, however, the black cat was linked to witches and Satan. Since it was believed that a witch had the power to transform herself into a cat, it was thought likely that a cat who crossed one's path was a witch in disguise.

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