A black cat crossing your path meaning bad luck. Many would just stop and go some other way, and some idiots might even throw something at the poor animal.
There is also an expression saying that you shouldn’t look a cat straight into the eyes. However, no one has ever explained the reason.The actual origins of the black cat crossing your path superstition is a bit of a mystery, but there are a few ideas.
Cat’s ability to move silently and practically undetected put some people on edge, and their association with Egyptian religion added to the uneasiness in some Christian cultures.
From here it was said that cats- and black cats in particular- acted as “familiars” to witches, creatures that are imbibed with an evil, otherworldly sentience that give power to their master.
What God fearing Christian who believed in witches wouldn’t fear them, back when such rumours began?