Black cats have been surrounded by myths and superstitions. Simultaneously revered, considered bad luck, considered good luck, feared, and beloved, black cats are the subject of folklore and stories that go back centuries and continue even today. This episode is Black Cat Appreciation Day (August 17) special and has myths and superstitions associated with black cats around the world (India, Egypt, Scotland, England, Japan, China, Norway, Italy, France, Belgium, Denmark). Episode covers the story from India of Shashti, a Hindu goddess, and her black cat and how in the middle ages in Europe black cats got associated with superstition and were persecuted and killed.

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