Cat Superstitions by Country

Throughout history cats have been seen as magical mystical creatures that are often times feared and sometimes revered.  Man’s emotional response, whether positive or negative, has given the cat an important place in superstition and folklore throughout the world. Most cat superstitions came into being during the 12th and 13th centuries. Due to the infamous […]

Myths and Superstitions: Cats and Death

  The following is an excerpt from The Penguin Guide to the Superstitions of Britain and Ireland by Steve Roud. In many areas of Britain and Ireland, when a death occurred in a house, the family cats and dogs would be removed immediately: The household companions of dog and cat were rigidly excluded from the […]

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