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A black cat is a domestic cat with black fur that may be a mixed or specific breed. The Cat ... In the United Kingdom it is commonly considered that a black cat crossing a person's ... been able...

Happy Halloween Trivia Quiz | Fun Trivia Games

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1. What phobia do you suffer from if you have an intense fear of Halloween? ... 8. Why does a witch commonly appear with a black cat?

The Witch's Familiar - Wiccan Magick

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It is hard to say when or where we might find our familiar, when we do, they deserve the utmost ... Because black cats are strongly associated with witchcraft, there are a number of ... Other common forms for a familiar to take are a dog, an owl, and a toad. ... Remember, that when they appear to us, they are trying to help us.

Cat Familiar | Witchcraft - Pagan, Wiccan, Occult and Magic

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Mar 19, 2010 ... The cat familiar is a companion to a witch, they are drawn together as .... A women seeking a husband should own a black cat to keep plenty of ...

Black Cat Breeds and History - Cat Fancy

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Aug 17, 2015 ... Although mentions of black cats appear throughout history, the ... North America: Black cats were associated with witches throughout history, with .... and threads recorded in our message boards do not reflect the opinions of ...

CATS AND WITCHCRAFT (Part 6 - Edward Topsell) - the great cat

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Jun 14, 2013 ... CATS AND WITCHCRAFT (Part 6 – Edward Topsell) ... wherein he stated, “The familiars of witches do most commonly appear in the shape of cats, ... Ironically, the black cat would later become a cure for a myriad of diseases.

Know Your Cat - Cats and the Devil

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A. I saw 2 Catts, one Red, another black as bigge as a little dogge. ... Evidence of Tituba at the Salem Witch trials 1692 ... How did cats come to be associated with the devil? ... Remy wrote in his book Three works on the idolization of demons that not only could demons appear as cats, but that cats were basically demons.

The Fascinating Reason Witches are Commonly Depicted Flying on ...

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Oct 21, 2014 ... Emily A. asks: Why do witches fly on broomsticks? ... by the fungus, Claviceps purpurea, rye was so commonly infected with it that until the 1850s, .... Why Black Cats Are Considered Bad Luck · Where the Word “Witch” Came From .... loves and hatreds of stirring, and made women appear to have goat horns.

Rats and Cats in Fantasy | Fantasy-Faction

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Jul 9, 2013 ... Both black rats and black cats are traditionally symbols of bad luck. ... In fact, in stories about mice, it is common to cast a rat as the enemy: ... Rats in reality do not tend to be vicious or unclean, and pet rats are intelligent, playful and gentle. ... Witches' cats appear extensively in fantasy, with Nanny Ogg...

Animals' Refuge | Black Cat Facts - Animals' Refuge

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Read this article for fun facts and history surrounding black cats, including ... What We Do ... Scotland – Having a black cat appear on your doorstep is considered good luck and a sign of future prosperity. ... They were seen as witches' familiars, and it was commonly thought that witches could shape shift into black cats to spy ...

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Animals - Witchcraft Terms and Tools - Witchcraft

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Wise men and women commonly used animals, while wizards, magicians and ... of as demons and evil spirits in animal form, sent out by the witch to do their evil bidding. ... Cat: In folklore, a cat (especially a black cat) is associated with witches . ... demon, and the Devil himself was widely supposed to appear as a black dog.

More Familiar Than You Might Think: The Black Cat in Popular Culture

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Oct 30, 2015 ... Everyone knows that a witch will have a black cat. ... Although they most commonly appeared as such, they also ... Or the animal that chose to appear as first as a bear, then a horse, ... These creatures clearly were not actually animalistic incarnations of the Devil, but this does not mean that they did not exist .

The Spooky Truth Behind Halloween and Cats - Catster

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Oct 28, 2015 ... How the black cat (and the witch) became Halloween icons over time might surprise you. ... paganism while also giving converted pagans something to do on a former ... Some of these activities appear to be rooted in Samhain traditions ... because black cats are commonly cast in media and pop culture as ...