Creatures (Bats, Cats, Spiders, etc.)
This page offers a brief history, from a Christian perspective, of creatures like bats, cats, and spiders as Halloween symbols and images.
The color black has a natural association with the Halloween season as the days become shorter and the darkness of night increases. As a result, every type of black creature (black cats, black bats, black spiders, and black ravens) can be found in Halloween decorating. Additionally, creatures associated with the night, like owls, have become symbols of the holiday.
Throughout history, various superstitions have been associated with these creatures, but for the Christian, there should be no occasion for superstition. These creatures were made by God, and we can celebrate the creativity of God in the variety of creatures that he has made: “How many are your works, O LORD! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures” (Psalm 104:24).
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