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The Bones & Bobbins Podcast, Season 4, Episode 03: Paws, Claws, and Caws: The Lore of Black Cats, Crows, and Ravens
S04E03: The lore of black cats, crows, and ravens.
Us, to literally every black cat or corvid we see: Who’re our good little witches’ familiars? Sweet baby omens of doom? The bestest spooky speakers of truth ever?
Corvids and black cats:
Us: YES YOU ARE!!
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Links to research materials:
Haley: Black Cat Lore and Superstitions
- Why Black Cats are Associated with Halloween and Bad Luck: https://www.history.com/news/black-cats-superstitions
- Black cat: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_cat
- From Nose to Tail: Legends and Lore of Black Cats: https://johnson.edu/2022/11/from-nose-to-tail-legends-and-lore-of-black-cats/
- How Cats Became Divine Symbols in Ancient Egypt: https://www.history.com/news/cats-ancient-egypt
- Deities in Ancient Egypt – Bastet: https://egyptianmuseum.org/deities-Bastet
- The Dark Lore of Black Cats: https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-dark-lore-of-black-cats-1539881906
- Black Cats: Good Luck Charms or Bad Omens: https://www.thewildest.com/cat-lifestyle/black-cat-superstitions
Natali: Crow and Raven Lore
- Bay Nature News https://baynature.org/2020/10/29/flying-in-for-the-crow-funeral/
- Audobon Article https://www.audubon.org/news/think-crow-funerals-are-strange-wait-until-you-see-wake
- Audobon.org https://www.audubon.org/news/how-tell-raven-crow
- Druidry.org Resources https://druidry.org/resources/the-raven
- Ravens and Wolves: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CpbKohbg-V5/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
- The hot lesbian vulcanologist Haley mentioned: https://www.tiktok.com/@dykanite?_t=8ajAXRtrjBa&_r=1