The folklore surrounding black cats varies from culture to culture. InÂ Great BritainÂ and inÂ Ireland, black cats are a symbol of good luck. TheÂ ScottishÂ believe that a strange black cat’s arrival to the home signifies prosperity. InÂ Celtic mythology, aÂ fairyÂ known as theÂ Cat SÃ¬thÂ takes the form of a black cat. Black cats are also considered good luck in Japan.Â Furthermore, it is believed that a lady who owns a black cat will have many suitors.Â However in Western history, black cats have often been looked upon as a symbol of evil omens, specifically being suspected of being theÂ familiarsÂ ofÂ witches, and so most of western and southern Europe considers the black cat as a symbol of bad luck, especially if one crosses paths with a person, which is believed to be an omen of misfortune and death. In Germany, some believe that black cats crossing a person’s path from right to left, is a bad omen. But from left to right, the cat is granting favorable times.