HISTORY OF BLACK CATS AND FRIDAY THE 13TH

ORIGINS The fear of Friday the 13th has a long history, and black cats have always been associated with the day as a bad omen.  The superstition revolving around this day may have started in the Middle Ages and is of course associated with Christianity.  At Jesus’s last supper there were 13 apostles on the […]

HISTORY OF THE CAT IN THE MIDDLE AGES (PART 2)

The Black Cat as the Devil in Christian Sects: The Waldenses Many different Christian sects began to flourish during this time.  One of the first was the Waldenses, founded in 1170 by Peter Waldo.  The Waldenses believed that the individual could communicate directly with God.  This of course threatened the church, as the pope and […]

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