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Do you know the other side of the black cat lore?

 Do you know the other side of the black cat lore?
  

Good luck charm (Science Museum)

This lucky black cat belonged to a soldier in the London Regiment. Such traditional symbols of good luck are common. We also have examples of horseshoe and shamrock designs.

Trafalgar Square London, 11th November 1918 (NMeM / Royal Photographic Society / Science & Society)    

Black Cat History from http://www.catster.com/black-cats/

Black Cats: A Brief History

This dates back at least as far as Ancient Egypt when the goddess Bast reigned in the 22nd dynasty. To court her favor, many Egyptians brought black cats into their households in the belief that Bast’s spirit would become intertwined with the soul of the cat and prosperity would follow. Both rich and poor Egyptian families embalmed their deceased pets. Archaeologists have discovered entire pet cemeteries with mummified black cats.

In the 17th century, Charles I of England fiercely loved his precious black cat, going so far as to keep it under 24-hour guard. Eventually, the cat died. Charles I was heard to proclaim, “Alas my luck is gone!” The next day, he was arrested and charged with high treason and ultimately was executed.
In Scotland, a strange black cat on a porch is considered to bring prosperity. In Italy, a sneezing cat is good luck. In parts of Europe, if a black cat crosses your path, you are considered to have good fortune, and if a black cat walks into your home, you are truly blessed.

  Some more black cat lore……………

Black cat bone
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A black cat bone is a type of lucky charm used in the African American magical tradition of hoodoo. It is thought to ensure a variety of positive effects, such as invisibility, good luck, protection from malevolent magic, rebirth after death, and romantic success.[1]

    …Got a black cat bone
    got a mojo too,
    I got John the Conqueror root,
    I’m gonna mess with you…

        —”Hoochie Coochie Man,” Muddy Waters

The bone, anointed with Van Van oil, may be carried as a component of a mojo bag; alternatively, without the coating of oil, it is held in the charm-user’s mouth. from wiki

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