Black Cats Bad Luck Myth. Here's the origin of the myth of the bad luck, bad cat. The beautiful black cat is usually associated with witches, superstition and bad luck.
Truthfully speaking, this is a complete myth that dates back to the middle ages. Black cats aren’t only associated with bad luck and evil though, in some cultures they are celebrated and seen as a sign of good luck. Black cats are bad luck.
According to legend, a disgruntled man and his son encountered a black cat and threw stones at it.
Interestingly enough, there are other myths surrounding black cats as well. Studies show that black cats are less adopted due to this mythical belief. Black cats in western history have often been looked upon as a symbol of evil omens. They, sadly, remain the black sheep of the animal kingdom even though they are not dangerous predators, nor are they venomous or realistically harmful.