I've been told if you own one they bring you good luck :) Maybe some truth to that! We live with (2) pure black beauties such as the one pictured here. My grandmother always told us that if you befriend/rescue a stray cat - of any color - you will ALWAYS have enough of everything you need! She referred to these feline rescues as "MONEY CATS!!"
In Scotland, the Goddess Beira, Queen of Winter, is credited with making numerous mountains and large hills, which are said to have been formed when she was striding across the land and accidentally dropped rocks from her apron. In other cases she is said to have built the mountains intentionally, to serve as her stepping stones. She carries a hammer for shaping the hills and valleys, and is said to be the Mother of all the Goddesses and Gods.