Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Fact of the Day: Cat Pilgrims

The first pilgrims in America were highly-religious and obviously brought many superstitions with them from Europe. One was a distrust of black cats that many assumed were companions of witches and connected to the Devil and demons. One owning in a black cat in their community would be highly-punished and even killed for it. 

5 comments:

  1. The fragile minds of humans, pffft.

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  2. I saw a documentary on cats by Walt Disney. On the Atistocats special features..
    It's crazy how cats are always an icon.

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  3. I had no idea! Definitely interesting.

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  4. I have a beautiful black cat that I adore. Thank goodness I'm in this day and age or I'd be in real trouble!

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