# Murdered by the wise, who am I?

This is the first real riddle I have created, so I hope it is not too easy!

Murdered by the wise
Who destroyed all of my lives
When I’m at your door, you better pray,
Pray the darkness all away,
I would most gladly munch on a feather
Only if I was not attached to a mortal’s tether

Who am I?

EDIT

I took out some of the lines in the riddle to make it harder. I have made them into a hints instead.

Hints

1

I hunt and hunt, and stalk and prey

2

Sometimes i am turned a stray

3

Black and white, not often grey

• hunt and prey not pray ? – Jasen May 9 '16 at 11:10
• @Jasen Thanks for pointing that out. The question has been edited. – Oreo May 11 '16 at 9:14

Are you a

Cat?

Murdered by the wise

Curiosity killed the cat (Thanks to: Darrel Hoffman)
First answer was: The wise meaning the humans (egyptians who mummified cats)

Who destroyed all of my lives

Cats have 9 lives

I hunt and hunt, and stalk and pray,

Cat hunt for food(birds for example).

Sometimes i am turned a stray,

A stray/lost cat

Black and white, not often grey

Black and white cats, you don't often see a fully grey cat.

When I’m at your door, you better pray, & Pray the darkness all away,

The superstition of black cats as an evil omen. "Pray the darkness all away" might mean to pray that the black cat leaves you alone. (Thanks to: Bulldogg6404) I first had: Catwoman!

It would most gladly munch on a feather

Eating birds

Only if it was not attached to a mortal’s tether

Leashes (Thanks to Oreo's for the update).
I first wrote: Cats are often hidden inside a house as like a dog is stuck with it's chain.

• Close, but you have not explained all of the lines :) Keep trying – Oreo May 9 '16 at 9:47
• @Oreo filled em in, but I'm unsure about the Pray the darkness all away one. – Decypher May 9 '16 at 10:07
• @Decypher chances are he is referring to the superstition of black cats as an evil omen. "Pray the darkness all away" might mean to pray that the black cat leaves you alone. – Bulldogg6404 May 9 '16 at 10:45
• @Bulldogg6404 Yep you are right on that one, keep in mind that the previous line is also describing this. – Oreo May 9 '16 at 11:46
• I'd say "Murdered by the wise" is a reference to the adage that "Curiosity killed the cat". – Darrel Hoffman May 9 '16 at 13:35