Black cats are thought to bring bad luck—but we think they’re absolutely adorable, ultra pettable, and cuddletastic. Not to mention utterly magnificent and, really, just tinier versions of noble panthers. That’s why Bored Panda compiled this mega-awesome super-duper massively-fluffy list of the cutest and funniest pictures of black cats.

There are plenty of superstitions surrounding black cats. Sadly, some of them are negative. For instance, in the Middle Ages, cats were thought to have a close link to black magic and witchcraft. In fact, these adorable cats were thought to be witches in disguise! This led to a lot of kitties ending up hurt as they were punished alongside witches in 13th century Europe and 17th century Massachusetts. Nowadays, black cats are still sometimes seen as symbols of the mystical. And what Halloween party is complete without someone dressing up as a cute cat or putting up a prop of a feline in a witch’s hat?

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Black Cat

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8 months ago

Ooh someone is ready to pounce. All feet are in danger!

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My Twin Black Cats That Like To Sleep Mirrored Did This Position Last Night

My twin black cats that like to sleep mirrored did this position last night

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glowworm2
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8 months ago

They are adorable!

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My Black Cat Looks Like My White Cat’s Shadow

My black cat looks like my white cat’s shadow

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Evelína Zlá
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8 months ago

I hope his name is Peter...

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The other major superstition associates black cats with bad luck and, by extension, death. Once again, this belief has its roots in the Middle ages when it was thought that not only dark cat fur colors but any dark colored animals were linked with death.

In 16th-century Italy, for example, if a black cat were to lie down on someone’s sickbed, it was thought that death (or rather Death with a capital “D”) was about to pay them a visit.

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As I Look Into The Abyss, The Abyss Looks Into Me

As I look into the abyss, the abyss looks into me

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Jo Morris
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8 months ago

"Have you seen the pair of eyes I bought at the store?"

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In Most Western Cultures, Black Cats Are Considered A Bad Omen. But In Scottish Lore, The Arrival Of A Strange Black Cat Signifies Prosperity.

In most western cultures, these beautiful cats are considered a bad omen. But in Scottish lore, the arrival of a strange black cat signifies prosperity

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Hermione Granger
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8 months ago

Oh My Gosh! So cute!

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Black Cat

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Shelbs
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8 months ago

"LOOK HOW LOUD WE CAN YELL!"

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In modern times, some of us still hang onto the belief that if a black cat crosses your path, you’ll be in for some bad luck. Similarly, a white cat crossing your path is said to bring good luck. But do you know what we think? We believe that a cute cat crossing your path is definitely great luck.

When we take a closer look at different cultures, we realize that they have different understandings of what encountering a black cat means. For instance, in ancient Egypt, darker cat colors were considered good luck, protected you from disease, and gave a boost to your fertility.

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Construction Workers Put High-Visual Jacket On Black Cat So It Doesn't Get Hurt

Construction workers put high-visual jacket on black pet cat so it doesn't get hurt

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Val
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8 months ago

You forgot a helmet

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#8

Her First Swedish Winter Came As Quite The Surprise!

Our silly cat wasn't prepared for her first Swedish winter!

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DforDorothy
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8 months ago (edited)

What a starry face! ☺️🌟

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#9

I Heard A Noise Coming From Under The Couch And This Is What I Saw When I Looked Down

I heard a noise coming from under the couch and this is what I saw when I looked down

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Anne
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8 months ago

I think he also heard the noise.. you better check ..

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Meanwhile, in Japan, spotting a black cat means that you’ll have luck finding love. While seeing a cat on your porch or in your doorway implies that you’ll be prosperous soon. Similarly, in France, seeing a black cat meant that something magical was about to happen.

It’s great to know that not all superstitions are stereotypically negative. Especially considering how many black cats we’ve crammed into this list!

#10

Black Cat

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Hollie Houghton-Bullen
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8 months ago

Those eyes are stunning!!

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#11

Perfect Camouflage

Perfect camouflage

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Whalee Freedom
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8 months ago

Took me a bit to find 😂

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#12

Blep

Blep

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Nora
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8 months ago

Derp

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#13

It's Toothless!

It's Toothless!

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MagicalUnicorn
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8 months ago

oh my god, fluffull toothless, the cutest <3

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#14

Hi Is Not A Devil. He Is Just A Cat In Flour

He is not a devil. He is just a cat in flour

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Daria B
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8 months ago

And he's not amused.

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#15

"This Character Has Not Been Unlocked Yet"

"This character has not been unlocked yet"

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Hans
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8 months ago

"To earn this achievement, you need to beat the Vet Overlord in his hide."

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#16

Black Cat

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Pamela24
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8 months ago

A little ball of darkness!

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#17

3:30am Zoomies Must Be Incredible

3:30am zoomies must be incredible

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Hans
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8 months ago

How many black cats did you own when you went to bed? Looks like the summoned their siblings.

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#18

Black Cat

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Samantha Lomb
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8 months ago

Soon there will be butt wiggles and pouncies

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#19

Black Kitty Enjoys Some Warm Ground Lighting.

Black kitty enjoys some warm ground lighting

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Peejay Galona
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8 months ago

He will give you a quest.

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#20

Black Cats

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Janine B.
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8 months ago

Cuuuuuties!!!

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#21

I Thought This Photo I Took Of My Black Cat Shows Off How Amazing Their Eyes Are

I thought this photo I took of my black cat shows off how amazing their eyes are

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Val
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8 months ago

Looks like this beauty has a nose ring

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#22

This Is What I Saw When I Woke From My Nap...

This is what I saw when I woke from my nap...

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Hans
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8 months ago

U sleepz, I sleepz.

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#23

Black Cat

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Rissie
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8 months ago

Oh my, cuteness overload!

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#24

Black Cat On A Bed.

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Val
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8 months ago

Charades: Mouse attack? Eating corn? Telling a scary story? Dracula? Carved pumpkin?

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#25

Give The Older Shlter Kitties A Chance. Best Hugs Ever

Give the older shelter kitties a chance. Best hugs ever

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Rissie
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8 months ago

Yes. They. Are.

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#26

Black Cat

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MagicalUnicorn
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8 months ago

black maine coon is my dream cat, so much cute fluff <3

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#27

Black Cat

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Kristof De Smet
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8 months ago

and next... world domination!

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#28

Jasper And Neil Were A Little Dramatic About Their Recent Vet Visit

Jasper and Neil were a little dramatic about their recent vet visit

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Katie and Jared Coates
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8 months ago

Wow they're beautiful

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#29

Black Cat

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Hermione Granger
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8 months ago

*hewwo human? wanna pway?

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#30

Gave Jack A Bath And Now He’s Doing That Stereotypical Black Cat Thing.

Gave Jack a bath and now he’s doing that stereotypical black cat thing

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Lyop
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8 months ago

Like the witch in Tom and Jerry. She shrieked when Tom was on the broom to get this exact look!! Hahahah!

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#31

This Is Voodoo, My Bottle Fed Baby That I Rescued

This is voodoo, my bottle fed baby that I rescued

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Janine B.
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8 months ago

I'm in love! 😍

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#32

This Black Cat!

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Miri Lee
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8 months ago

Is that a special breed or does she just have to grow into her ears? A bat-cat :-)

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#33

My Wife Said She Was Making Tacos For Dinner And Before I Could Blink, Obsidian Pops Out With Lightning Speed.

My wife said she was making tacos for dinner and before I could blink, Obsidian pops out with lightning speed

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Delgada
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8 months ago

Obsidian <3

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#34

Adopted This Loaf Two Months Ago! She Still Loves To Rest Her Head On My Hand

Adopted this loaf two months ago! She still loves to rest her head on my hand

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Kirsten Kerkhof
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8 months ago

I present to you: trust.

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#35

Black Cat

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Aski Markup
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8 months ago

Oh my heart! I so want a little black kitty...

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#36

Black Cats

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Mangle the Fox
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8 months ago

mlem, mlem, and the "you said food, where's the food??"

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#37

A Black Cat

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JK Rowling
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8 months ago

blep

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#38

Black Cat

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JessG
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8 months ago

Whatever it is, get it off me... Is it still there?

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#39

Black Cat

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Kristof De Smet
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8 months ago

Puss without boots...

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#40

My Heart Just Melted When I Saw That In The Subway

My heart just melted when I saw that in the subway

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Hans
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8 months ago

Asto-cat returns!

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