Chinese Animal Superstitions
To send a cat away is to send your fortune away.
If a cat sneezes on a wedding day, it means a happy marriage.
An agitated cat means a gale or rainstorm is on its way. When they relax, the storm is about to stop.
A wronged cat will seek revenge, even in its next life. They hold bitter memories for as long as nine lives.
Dogs barking at dawn means an unpleasant day is on the way. If they keep it up, a death is imminent.
Dogs see what human eyes cannot. Evil spirits and bad luck can be driven away by them.
Having a dog brings good fortune. Businessmen who know what’s good for them don’t eat dogs.
Foxes, weasels, hedgehogs, snakes and rats are half devil and half divinity. They will wreak revenge on those that offend them, but bless those that respect them.
Weasels are sorcerers. They can take control of a human mind, making people insane beofre stealing their souls.
Foxes can transform into beauties. A man seduced by one will slowly loose his masculinity before dying.
Bats, or bian fu, are symbol of good fortune thanks to their auspicious-sounding name: fu is a homophone for the Chinese word for luck.
A turtle in the house can keep evil spirits away. If you set a turtle free your family will be blessed. One who eats a turtle released from captivity is damned, sometimes immediately.