Black Cats & Bad Luck

Posted By on October 16, 2019


Hello my good friends, how are you? I hope I find you in good health Today’s video is rather short, after all it’s a Sunday video, therefore it’s not a too heavy a subject, or rather, the complexity of the subject doesn’t require a lot of research Today I’m going to talk about black cats and why are such lovely animals associated with bad luck and witchcraft This is an October video and black cats are often associated with this season and witches, and I think it’s a perfect time to talk about black cats and to encourage people to actually adopt black cats because the poor little things are often unwanted and don’t get the chance to have a home mostly because of superstition, and worse than that, precisely during the month of October many people get black cats because it’s “cool” and to enter in the mood of the season, and then abandon the animals as soon as Halloween comes to an end And even worse than that are those wannabe “satanic” kids who get black cats during this season and mistreat the animals and even kill them I’m also doing this video because my own cat, wasn’t black but I do miss him and next January marks 2 years of his departing But this December also marks 3 years since I’ve become a youtuber and my cat, Mr. Tico, occasionally made an appearance during my very first year in this platform If you are one of those 100 people I had when I’ve published my first videos, you probably remember Mr. Tico I’ve already done at least 3 videos about cats in honour of my cat, 2 of which associated with Freyja and witchcraft, so by the end of this video I’ll leave those 2 videos for you to see if you want to delve a little bit more into this subject and want to know more about the association between cats and witchcraft, cats in general, not just black ones But today it’s just black cats and in relation to bad luck. So let’s get started Of all the things we may have heard about black cats and why they became associated with witches and specially bringing bad luck, it’s actually pretty simple, more or less, why this change of mentalities The black cat has never done any harm to anyone and yet it is directly associated with bad things in the lives of humans that come across a black cat So let’s start with prehistory, just a few notes The cat is introduced in the history of mankind rather late when compared to other animals such as the dog and the boar As humans began farming and stockpiling grain in the very early stages of the Neolithic and the first vestiges of a certain organized network of settlements, grains had to be stored so proper containers – structures – were built to store grains, this led to a new problem – mice Mice are pretty smart and they will obviously go straight to the place where food is in greater abundance Unfortunately for mice, cats are pretty smart too and take advantage of situations As the natural predators of mice are cats, wild cats started to slowly move on into the early Neolithic settlements hunting mice precisely in the structures that contained grains We humans have domesticated loads of animals but we did not try to domesticate cats because they had no apparent use to us until the Neolithic The cat introduced itself and kind of pushed its presence in our societies Because cats became so useful in keeping away mice from the main sources of food during the Neolithic, a variety of religious connotations were applied to cats They became guardian entities since they were naturally guardians of the grains, eating mice thus saving grains now… I’m not going to develop on the religious connotations around cats as I’ve done that already in other videos Suffice to say the cat, just like other animals, enters in a variety of folk traditions and ancient religious beliefs as an animal that brings something positive beneficial for those who have it as a companion But the thing is, many animals were important in the religious lives of many ancient cultures Each had its usefulness But cats are one of the few animals that were actually seen as pets, as companions Dogs have been with us longer than cats, There’s no dispute but dogs for a millennia have been used as food resources, others as hunting “tools”, and others as guardians of the settlement Only in the past 50, 70 years or so, in the collective consciousness of our modern society we started to see dogs as pets At least until the first half of the 20th century, there were still butcher shops all around Europe selling dog meat, that’s exactly where the concept of hot dog comes from And I remember when I was a child, many people had dogs just for hunting, that’s it People did not see them as pets but as a “tool” to help in the hunt They did not keep dogs in the house, but in pens, and the only interaction between the owner and the dog was simply during the hunting season, and as soon as the dog ceased to have its usefulness, people would abandon or kill the dog, or sell its meat to the butcher As cruel as it sounds, it was a general reality that only changed in the past 70 years or so There is a wonderful variety of animals that we have domesticated precisely because we saw some usefulness in them, and most of that usefulness concerns food But that’s the thing, we domesticated the animals and we forcibly introduced them into our society Let’s not continue to feed on that romantic idea that the wolf came to us and we have found a special bond with it, and there was mutual understanding and they became our friends It wasn’t like that at all and we clearly have that very well printed in the archaeological record We did not domesticate the cat, however The cat simply came to us taking advantage of a situation We found no usefulness in the cat The cat showed its usefulness to us, and that had a great impact on the human prehistoric religious mentalities The cat was not a source of food The cat was useful as a guardian and all sorts of taboos against the consumption of cat-meat were created Until very late in the history of mankind the cat was the real and only pet of humans, in the entire sense of companionship All other animals had their usefulness and mostly were as food resources But not the cat In fact until quite late in many countries, especially in Europe during the Middle Ages, cats were very rare, especially white cats which were kept by the nobility Cats were so rare that their importance just increased So owning a cat was not for everyone Most people that owned a cat were members of nobility, and that is actually very well documented during the Viking Age, for instance, as I’ve said before on another video For too long, the cat was the only actual pet humans had This doesn’t mean that someone somewhere didn’t see the dog as a pet, in ancient times probably someone had a dog or even a wolf for a pet But the general collective consciousness of our societies did not see the dog as a pet but as something useful to aid us in a variety of situations The cat simply became a pet, and also for the exact same reasons that led the cat to introduce itself into our societies People did not keep dogs in the house, but they kept cats to clean out the mice An animal inside the house, with a closer proximity to a human, there is obviously the natural tendency to create a special bond with the animal The cat easily became the actual first pet Because the cat had no apparent usefulness and served solely as a guardian of the home, keeping mice away and became a pet, a lot of people started to have cats and they became the only animal companions people had Lonely people had cats as their only companions, and as you know, during the late middle ages and modern period, the witch hunts were mostly on lonely women, “easy targets” for that time The hunting of witches actually starts earlier already within the Pagan Roman Empire, but that is a subject I will develop this month on a future video But there was an increase in the persecution of women accused of witchcraft precisely during the plague, the Black Death, for 2 main reasons In Europe it was a period of many conflicts between a variety of kingdoms and empires Many men died in the war With the plague, things were even worse for men, for the male gender which biologically speaking had little defence against the plague Nowadays we know that women have a stronger Immune system, biologically they have more defences against a variety of diseases precisely because through the ages women have developed a good biological defensive system as they are the ones that generate other human beings and that biological defensive system is necessary for the protection of the baby With the Black Death it was mostly men that died, not women Due to war and plague, most women were left alone taking care of their husband’s property No more men to help out, women had to fend for themselves Many women became actually quite powerful and wealthy Now in terms of religious and political system of the Middle Ages, Christianity comes from a background of societies culturally developed around the male figure, patriarchal societies male-dominated societies It is a long history since the Greek Classical period of building a degrading image of women to cut them from power and secure the patriarchal power of the state You will understand all of this in the future video I have for you The point here is: During the Middle Ages things in political and religious aspects did not change that much and women with power were still a problem to be dealt with from the perspective of the Church, obviously So the persecution of women increased during and after the plague because there were, for Christian standards, far too many women with property, power and wealth Christianity took advantage of their loneliness, and brought back the stigmatization of the figure of the witch, and purposely witch hunt was fomented to seize these powerful women’s properties Most documentations of the late middle ages regarding witch hunts after the plague, these “witches” in the great majority of cases were women who held property Property was taken from them by the church, since such lonely women were easy targets, and most women ended up on the streets, begging, and they became even more easy targets and just one step closer to burn at the stake Women’s biological defences against the plague was a convenient excuse from the part of the church to accuse them of witchcraft because clearly they were using magic as they were the only ones with more chance of survival than men And this natural factor alone (which I’m certain in that time no one really knew the actual reason for this) was a good excuse to agitate the mind of the mob, which was a powerful tool used by the church in the expression of power and authority and spreading dominance due to fear brought by ignorance All this to tell you that it’s precisely in this moment that there is an even more- an increase in the hunting of cats as they are seen as companions of witches, as they were the only pets these lonely women had, to hunt down mice which were a constant threat in the properties and estates these women owned But all cats, not just black A variety of cats have been hunted down as being the companions of witches, not just black cats But it so happens, that witchcraft is obviously associated with long lasting pagan practices, , and to many ancient cultures, especially European ones, the black cat specifically had a lot of value in religious terms and within folk tradition, especially from the Celtic tradition, where the black cat has an usual association with faeries and the fae folk in general So to the black cat, by the Christian church, it was given a special association with witches and witchcraft; black cats became the supernatural servants of witches Furthermore, black cats, in the past before christianity, have been associated with fertility of both the land and humans, so many people owned specifically black cats, especially women, due to the belief that a lady who owns a black cat will have many suitors In Scotland for instance, where during the modern period, especially with King James the sixth of Scotland and the First of England, witch hunts and trials were especially hard, before Christianity it was believed that having a black cat or coming across one signifies coming prosperity and good fortune So many people had black cats due to the long folk tradition of bringing something beneficial; a tradition built by the fact that cats were the first actual pets of humans, living within the domestic environment of humans and therefore easier to build affection with the animal So progressively due to folk traditions associated with the pagan past, therefore with witchcraft and for political reasons to overthrow powerful lonely women and they happened to have cats in the domestic environment for all the previous reasons given before, a new religious idea around black cats was built – the black cat became affiliated with evil in the Middle Ages, thought to be supernatural servants of witches, or even witches themselves black cats were witches in disguise But not all of the animals hunted down by such new superstitions were cats Dogs, pigs, goats as well But the cat was specially hunted down and greatly associated with witchcraft because it was the only animal that was actually kept in the domestic environment And because many people owned black cats due to their importance expressed in folklore and because during the middle ages white and yellow cats were quite rare, so mostly it was just black cats and tabby cats, it was the black cat that got more attention from the Church, and I’ll tell you why With the rise of Christianity in Europe, pagan symbols came to be viewed as symbols associated with evil by the Catholic Church It’s a question of politics and not religion, precisely to diminish the cults associated with pagan motifs Various beliefs began to be despised including cat worship as divine creatures or in association with spiritual entities with a direct relationship with the divine or supernatural As preciously said, Celtic tradition and fae folk, the case of cats in Ancient Egypt and the great admiration for cats, in Scandinavia cats associated with Freyja which was one of the most worshipped deities, and again in direct association with feminine power, which just doesn’t work within Roman-Christian based cults But the black cat started to be especially hunted down in a very specific date In 1233, when Pope Gregory IX declared that black cats specifically, were the devil’s own incarnation Consequently, another belief was formed that these animals are cursed and bring bad luck to those who cross their path, due to being the incarnation of the devil himself So in this period, black cats were burned alive, like people accused of witchcraft In addition they were considered the pets of witches In the Middle Ages, therefore, and in the centuries to come, no one dared to have a black cat at home And this belief is still very much alive in our days, unfortunately I was a child and living in the country side I remember every time someone saw a black cat on the street they would make the sign of the cross as if there was no tomorrow And the only people in that accursed village that owned a black cat, were the ones outside the village and everyone told in whispers “it’s the witch” And I’m 31; this wasn’t that long ago Pope Gregory IX lived just a 100 years before the Great Plague really hit hard in European soils, but he lived in a time, the 13th century, precisely when the Catholic church was pressing hard due to the wars and famine all across Europe The evils of the world always been associated with witches and the other downtrodden groups of the society It’s quite possible that Pope Gregory IX grew up terrified with the stories of witches and he might have had a special hate for black cats due to the folk traditions and the association of the animal with witches and witchcraft Thus, leading him in 1233 to declare that [black] cats were the reincarnation of the Devil Since then, the black cat in folklore has been associated with a variety of things associated with bad luck and even being able to change into human shape to act as a spy or courier for witches or demons And during the Protestant period or countries that remained protestant, it was even worse Anyone caught with a black cat would be severely punished or even killed Just 100 years after this declaration by the Roman Church, with the Great Plague being associated with witches and their black cats, you can only imagine the fear people had in seeing a black cat During the Black Death there were specific religious groups looking for witches and their cats, to kill them and bring the Black Death to an end Many people really thought the Black Death had been concocted by witches, because most women did not get sick So clearly they were using some sort of magic To make things even worse for black cats, and on a political panorama, during the 19th century the colour black has been associated with anarchism, and the black cat of the Industrial workers all over the world, was adopted as their symbol Not a symbol of anarchism in general, but as a symbol of a branch of anarchism that focuses on labour organizing Sadly, this famous superstition around black cats is still very present today Nowadays, in animal shelters, abandoned black cats are the least sought after and most difficult to find a family Despite all this, we know that black cats do no harm to anyone This bad reputation is just an ignorant myth and the black cat is as adorable a pet as any other furry companion, or animal companion in general, even a toad can be pretty awesome Alright my dear friends. I hope you enjoyed this video I wish you all the continuation of a happy and prosperous October, and if you can, adopt as many animals as you can, including black cats I want one, but my heart isn’t ready yet to accept another friend as I still miss very much my cat companion Thank you so much for watching, see you on the next video, and as always, tack för idag!

Posted by Lewis Heart

This article has 96 comments

  1. I have a dark grey 170lbs Cane Corso. And we love cats over humans.🍻 although a rat ate the roots of one of my ganja plants last night…

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  2. I've kept many black cats over the years, and have one now.. and as often as she crosses my path, I've never noticed an increase in bad lu.. * spills coffee all over keyboard *

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  3. Black cats aren't bad luck – they are sure as gold money in the home 🖤 I love my beautiful black lady who this September turned 15 🖤 I would forever faced with the opportunity chose a black kitten just because in my storytelling tradition a black cat bring wealth into the home

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  4. Since I just lost my 20 year old cat Bella I’m surprised by the series of recent events that yesterday gave me a female Norwegian forest cat. I named her Freyja as it literally just seemed to fit her. We still have tears for Bella but time helps. Today is my birthday so Freyja is a nice surprise. I think your familiar so to say can be any animal.

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  5. Ahh…I love my 2 black cats. Even on the other side of the world, there are people who are "afraid" of them. So silly lol. Well done, Mr. Härger.

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  6. I hope you are in good health and you look like you are but you won't be fighting me in good health or otherwise because I'm very good at hiding😐😅😅😅😅😅😅

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  7. I hate cats. You call them and they don't even do anything. They think they run the house and make everything smell like catshit. They kill native birds for fun. They trespass on your property and piss/shit everywhere.

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  8. So now I can tell my children about the hot dog. I guess it depends on where you live and are from determines certain culture factors in association with animals. Thank you for another great video. It is 06:59 AM EST, USA

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  9. I miss my 17yr old red tabby, a gift he was to me. It has been only 9 weeks since then. And though many a feral cat runs about, none has the spark he possessed. At 2mnths old, up to the point I looked into his vacant eyes. I have not, in truth had a friend, for such a length of time. This is a sadness, yet a great joy, the time we took each other for granted. And the times we sat together in perfect contentment.

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  10. They are resistant to the plague burn them it is a good a reason as any and everybody loves a good bonfire please do not take this literally it is a joke it saddens meme that I feel that I need to tell some idiot this please don't be the idiot in this circumstances but you're probably in adult Do What U Want

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  11. 💜 🐱 Arith, being a crazy cat lady all I can say is if you have more than one cat it makes the pain easier. I usually have three at a time. Always rescued, always loved.

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  12. Cats are able to see spirits and will hiss at the evil 😈 and just watch the good 🧐
    They can alert us to earthquakes and storms and intruders. Cats are the greatest animal in the world. Cats own the house, we just pay the mortgage. 💜🐱

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  13. My wife and I have a black cat named Nico. The worst thing that I can say about him is that occasionally he gets the urge to sharpen his claws on the toilet paper roll.

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  14. Thank you so much for bringing awareness to the issues surrounding black cats! It's so sad but true that they are more difficult to adopt out simply based on ignorance and superstition. 🖤

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  15. Thanks for the info, learn something new everyday. BTW, that's not your video recorders fault. It's just trying to keep up with all the hand movement going on lol. As the saying goes, tie his hands and he couldn't speak lol. Thanks again…

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  16. Something to think about…. The plague was introduced by fleas carried into the cities by rats. I would think that homes with cats would have a greater chance of not being infected by the plague as their cat companions would hunt the, down and kill them. So if the houses of lonely women with cats were disease free it would seem then the women must have been using something to keep it away. Too bad they decided that it was witchcraft instead of the fact that a cat was getting rid of the source of the disease.

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  17. I have 4 rescue cats living with me, 2 are black. My "best friend" for 18 years was a black cat. I shall always have black cats with me. Thanks for the informative video. I remember your darling cat.

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  18. Cats are wonderful, it doesn't matter the color of their fur, they deserve love and companionship. Great video thank you for posting it It's always good to learn, and you make learning fun.

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  19. Thank you for reminding us of the specialness of our animal companions. I do have a black cat, and a grey, and a tabby, and two strangely colored kittens who were discovered in the chemical storage yard where I worked a few years ago. We are one big Purring Family.

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  20. This was a wonderful video! Thank you so much! I thoroughly enjoy your work and all of the topics that you cover. This was especially delightful and appreciated because I have been the owner of a few black cats in the past. I’m presently the owner of a large black rescue dog that people were afraid of at the shelter because he looked so much like a wolf. He happens to be the sweetest, gentlest dog you can imagine. I felt great empathy over the loss of your cat. I also had a beloved cat from 2000 until 2016. She was a Norsk Skoggkat (I hope I spelled that correctly?) named Muffie. I have also had a hard time contemplating getting another cat after that loss.

    However, I also missed holding a smaller fluffy animal on my lap or close to my heart space, and so in the time since I have become the owner of four rats! I’m not sure why I thought they would be easier, but they are just as intelligent, affectionate, and lovely as a cat or a dog – but their life spans are so much shorter! My two current rats are called Sven and Einar, and when they are gone, I think I will reconsider my next companions once again. As much as I love rats now, it might be time to consider a longer lived companion!

    That said, however, there’s plenty of stigma around rats as well. Many people don’t realize that fancy rats that we keep today are not the same as the street rats associated with the plague (Rattus rattus), but are instead more closely associated with Rattus norvegicus (R. Norvegicus domesticus are the fancy rats), which was not the rat present in the streets of London during that time . Rattus Rattus, however, are another popular scapegoat for the plague in good company with cats and women! 🤣 For that reason alone I’m happy to have them as companions.

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  21. 7 years ago my 20 yr old cat passed on. As my dad put it, every pet owner has “their one true pet;” she was mine. I had her from birth to death. I never thought I would have another, because I knew I would never have another like her. We adopted an older cat, as they are less likely to be chosen versus kittens, and she helped in the healing process over the years. I strongly suggest adopting another cat…for you and them. No cat (pet) owner should be without that companionship! TY for your videos😺

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  22. I'm of the opinion that the association of black cats with evil and witchcraft has its roots in the "cat demon" described by many people who have experienced sleep-paralysis.

    My white longhair, Snowball, passed-away last December. She was well-loved, and soon after we got her, she would climb me, and sit on my shoulder. Even as a senior cat, it was her favourite roost, even though she was too big for it, and I had to use my forearm to hold up her front half.

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  23. Thanks for the great video . the lady I'm dating has 4 black cat's and lives by the woods she also has a show car it's a Hearse I think she would have been in trouble back in the day 🖤👻🎃👍

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  24. Well the system make us believe things that isn't true, like number 13 is bad luck when it's in fact the reverse.
    Think the opposite what the system tells you

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  25. A cat crossing left to right in your view means good luck, right to left means "bad luck". Ive had some good things this month for me, two cats crossed from left to right.

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  26. so, hunt cats down when there is a plaque!
    good job, plaque was laughing its ass of most probably.

    and to kill lonely, older in their eyes, possibly knowledgeble women that dont die…..
    good job on that too, what a way to waste plaque resistant helping hands, who know their way around herbs too. to kill best nurse candidates god/nature bestowed on them.

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  27. the cat of my uncle had brought us children a snake once.
    she carried it into the house, put it before us children, sat a bit beside us some, then left… we couldnt even get scared, she was very confident.
    those were the best summer holidays. 🙄
    and of course no mouse was to be found in her presence…….
    if anything, she was the best of luck there was.

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  28. I had a black cat years ago I named Anubis. He died at 15. He definitely was a good guardian of the house. Hoping to get an Anubis tattoo in his honor at some point. Now i just have a bunch of wild "pets". … snakes, birds, chipmunks, squirrels, deer, hawks, crows, frogs, and lizards… oh, my lol

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  29. In Italy black cat is a sign of bad luck only if it cross the road while you are driving and the thing to do to avoid bad luck is… touching your balls! True story.

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  30. My black cat would protect my dog. This dog started a fight with my dog at my house cat come out of the bushes got on top of the dog and beat that poor dog up. He got off went over to my dog kiss him then claws him. His name was claws. When he did that he loved you. He was a dog hater but only loved one. Rest In Peace Claws

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  31. There are two black cats in my neighborhood who hang out in my yard. Absolutely lovely.

    When I'm done with my house renos, I plan on getting a cat. I'd definitely be open to adopting a black one, so long as it doesn't set off my allergies too badly (usually I've had better luck with grey cats for some reason).

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  32. i think your understanding on woman is bias by something , a sociopath gender wise woman sociopaths far out ways the male mental dysfunction by some 2 to 1

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  33. regarding the cat you sound like a a civilised person some one dislocated unspiritual person the cat and all animals have the connection we have, we all play a role in life, as humans unfortunately we corrupted our purpose selfish intentions septate from god/spirit , the black cat /cat would try to tell the human to be careful banger was near by acting out a specific act that the dislocated human realised and in place of thanking the animal was blamed &or used as a sacrifice as a perversion for there own pleasures in edifying there own sadistic narcissistic nature

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  34. HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM CANADA. Very thankful for all your videos and all the efforts you go through to educate us. My family had a black cat in my youth that my sister named 'demon'. He lived up to his name (in a purely christian sense of the word) …my mother decided to call him 'Bucket' and his behavior changed. Always found it strange how much a name can effect behavior.

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  35. My family has 2 black cats, love them, they have been with us for 5 years now, bother and sister twins… We also have a white cat…

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  36. thank you so much for this, Arith, – Brigit and I loved it. (Brigit is my tiny black queen kitty) – most of my kitties have always been black because i was a volunteer for many animal organizations – and yes, those would be the ones found in a bag near the lake at 5 a.m . . .I had people call me a witch from a very young age; because cats, and a lot of wild animals with follow me around – being in a superstitious area – there you go. I was most surprised when a 'very hip" friend of mine when i was about 30 some years old asked me if I was a witch – and i said; "i could be . . . is it the cats? " and laughed . Anyway – i wanted to say, – don't give up on your camera – you move your hands a lot- I have the same trouble when i set up my new camera – the auto focus with follow my hands when i talk or playing an instrument. Just shut of the auto focus- and set it where you know you'll be sitting – to focus on your face. Cheers –

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  37. As a child, it was said to be lucky if a black cat crossed your path. But don’t tread on the cracks… that is unlucky 🤣

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  38. 𓂀 𓆣 𓆄 𓃠 𓏣 𓎬 𓎃 Mut-Bast bless you Arith, I think a new life will make itself known, it will be up to you to realize it is time.

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  39. If someone burns your cat to black your may have bad luck. If a panther crosses your path it could be bad luck also i suppose.

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  40. it never stops amazing me just how cruel mankind is to its fellow creatures ……and even when not for money or power they still enjoy inflicting death and pain on them …..and for this reason i am ashamed to be called human ! thank you Arith for this video and i am sure that when it is the right time a new animal will come into your life to share it with you and to reduce the pain of loss …

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  41. Another wonderful video! I have 12 cats, one is a pure black cat, named Midnight. Cats are amazing creatures! I'm sorry for the loss of your sweet kitty! ❤

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  42. Before this video, I was familiar only with the story that the witchhunts themselves unknowingly spawned the black death as a pandemic. The one that says that Yersinia pestis spread spiked rapidly from an overabundance of the rodent-flea hosts which were then and are today responsible for harboring that bacteria. That spike is accounted for in the explanation as follows. By the 14th-century arrival of the infamous "death ships" at Messina port – a century after Vox in Rama – cats were already associated with evil, satan, and witchcraft and therefore remarkable numbers of cat slayings long had been and were still in progress. The feral and domestic cat populations were dramatically depleted, conditions were created for the rodent populations to reach a previously unheard of prodigiousness, and as a result, the virtually unmitigated spread of Yersinia pestis took off.

    The two stories offer a decidedly different timeline for comparing the occurrence of the black death with the onset of "cat demonization." haha. As usual, your videos catch my eye and I find them very fascinating. (:

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  43. When I adopted my Butch Cassidy, he honestly brought me great luck! He was with his litter mates, Sundance Kid and Miss Etta Place. My stock portfolio appreciated 10X, yes I know the market and that was the main reason; but my black Butch Cassidy made me happy. We bonded. I believe that that helped me immensely. RIP My "baby".

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  44. Arith, I`m afraid you are wrong about dogs though. They were infact kept and regarded as pets already in early times and I see no reason to believe that this relationship is even older than recorded history. Even if you keep an animal primarily for fullfilling a specific task, this doesn`t negate the fact that this pet is seen as a companion or even friend… As a reference I enjoyed this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vxlci1d2rOg

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  45. Thank you for making this video, and advocating for black cats.😁
    I've had several cats throughout my life, including 4 black ones, I've noticed they are highly intelligent.. Easy to train, quick learners. ❤

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  46. Hello Arith, thanks again for another interesting video
    I just wanted to say, that in Britain – or at least England – black cats have always been considered lucky, seeing one, owning one or having one run across your path were all considered good luck.
    This was true when i was a kid nearly 50 years ago, its possible due to americanization of our youth its no longer true or not so well known.
    So i guess we brits were keeping alive the old pagan ways even without knowing it, my grandma, a devout christian, would certainly have been shocked to learn that when she taught me black cats were lucky that she was actually teaching me something pagan haha, i can imagie her crossing herself now.
    Anyway just wanted to share

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  47. I understand your feelings about your cat friends. ❤ Our family has had several cats that have been with us and lived happy lives and gone on to the great beyond.

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