Black Cat Symbolism in History
Black cat symbolism has fascinated humans since ancient times. Symbolic of evilness, darkness and evil, and as a symbol of good luck and prosperity for others, the cat has continued to mystify, intrigue and awe. In many Islamic countries, the black cat is granted seven lives and is known as the “Unseen,” an entity of pure energy and magic, residing in a realm of pure fantasy and unreality.
In China, black cats are believed to bring good fortune, and have been the subject of many legends and fairy tales. These tales typically depict a cat that can turn into a dragon when threatened by evil spirits. However, when you do encounter the Unseen, you must be alert and protective, because it is often an aggressive being, and therefore you must use your wits and your courage to face it head on.
In Europe, the black cat has long since been regarded as a good omen, and has played a part in many legends and fairy tales. Some of these tales are familiar to us today, such as the tale of Puss in Boots, or even the story of the evil queen.
In the United States, black cat symbolism has also played a significant part in history and mythology. There is a story of a dog named Little John, who was a messenger between King Arthur and his people. He was found hanging from a tree, as he had been forced to carry messages back and forth between King Arthur and his people, until finally he died.
According to legend, the reason that Little John died was because the king and his people had killed a black cat that ate him. The king, not knowing it, then proceeded to eat his own son, which led to a civil war between the two families, and eventually they united and formed the Knights Templar.
Black cat symbolism has been part of human history for thousands of years and has even been referenced in many fairy tales and legends throughout the ages. No matter how you view it, this cute little creature is a symbol of mystery and magic, and beauty, and has always been considered a source of good luck and prosperity.