What’s the Connection Between Black Cats and Halloween?

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Cats have been venerated and persecuted in equal measure over the years. Their roles in major historical events, such as rodent-ridders at the dawn of organized agriculture, were not insignificant. Likewise, their influence on people has been immeasurable over the course of millennia, perhaps reaching its zenith in Ancient Egypt. 

Black cats have, perhaps, experienced the greatest intensity of both human fear and admiration. Through no fault of their own, blacks cats began to be seen as pawns of the devil. The result? An odd connection between black cats and Halloween may not be easy to untangle.

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