My theme is Creatures in Paranormal Fiction.
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F is for Familiar.
A familiar is a supernatural entity that first appeared in medieval folklore and more recently in pagan lore. It was thought to assist a witch or sorcerer. Familiars are frequently depicted as cats, especially black cats, with uncanny abilities to serve their chosen witch or warlock. In spite of their side-kick roles, these beings are not subservient and are rarely controlled by anyone.
For a list of some famous witch's cats in movies and literature, check out this link: http://bewitchingnames.blogspot.com/2012/05/name-round-up-famous-witchs-cats.html. If you'd like to read more about the history of familiars, try this website: http://afwcraft.blogspot.com/2011/08/familiars-and-familiar-spirits.html