Cat Superstitions: What Do YOU Believe?
Posted on October 26, 2012 by Joy of Living No comments
The Spirit of Bo the wonderful cat, returning from beyond to enlighten you on this pre-weekend day:
So…’tis the season of all things scary, eerie and superstitious. Halloween will soon be upon us. In the spirit of the holiday, I have rounded up some famous superstitions regarding cats that have traveled through the ages. Are you a believer….or is this merely foolishness?
- Cats can forecast the weather. They will predict wind by clawing at carpets and curtain. If rain is likely, a cat will wash its ears.
- In days gone by, if a cat washed its face and paws in the parlor, company was on its way.
- If a cat stares out the window for extended periods of time on any given day, rain is imminent.
- Sailors used cats to predict their voyages upon which they were about to embark. If a cat mewed loudly, a difficult voyage was predicted. If the cat was playful, the journey would be good with gusty winds.
- Some believe cats can see human auras, or energy fields, that surround humans.
- If you kick a cat, you will develop rheumatism in that leg.
- Fisherman’s wives kept a black cat at home to ward off danger at sea.
- If you hear a cat sneeze, that is a good omen.
- If you see a white cat a night, that is bad luck.
- At one time, folks believed that fur and blood drawn from various parts of the cat’s body could cure all ailments.
- Have a sty on your eyelid? Common folklore suggests rubbing it with the tail of a black cat.
- In Transylvania, if a cat jumps over a dead body, that corpse will turn into a vampire.
That’s enough for me. Do I believe? I’ll never tell! Thanks to maxellah.tripod.com for this fun information.