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The Mythology of Cats

Feline Legend and Lore through the Ages

by Gerald Hausman

  • 398 Want to read
  • 24 Currently reading

Published by Berkley Trade .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages1
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7504510M
ISBN 100425174492
ISBN 109780425174494
OCLC/WorldCa45040446

  Cats have an interesting place in Celtic legends, both loved and hated. They have always been associated with magic. Cat Sidhe is a fairy creature from Celtic mythology, said to resemble a large black cat with a white spot on its breast.   In ancient Egypt, cats were regarded as sacred because of their association with the goddesses Bast and Sekhmet. To kill a cat was grounds for harsh punishment, according to the Greek historian Diodorus Siculus, who wrote, "Whoever kills a cat in Egypt is condemned to death, whether he committed this crime deliberately or not.

  Although cats seem to have enjoyed their ancient high standing in European countries at first (in Norse mythology, for example, the great goddess Freya is depicted in a chariot drawn by cats and in both Ireland and Scotland cats are depicted as magical in a positive sense) the Christian Church, following their regular course of demonizing. Superstition #3: Black Cats Are Good Luck. Black cats are also believed to bring good luck in many ways. In ancient Egypt, black cats were held in the highest esteem because they resembled Bastet, the cat-headed Egyptian goddess of home, fertility, and protection from disease. Black cats are considered good luck in other parts of the globe, as.

In Slavic mythology, the cat – is an independent and freedom-loving. Cat was not attached to anything as she lives for her own pleasure. Slavic Hero Tales – Cat – Baiyun drives away evil spirits. Cats on the contrary like coziness and are more attached to the home than to the owner. The cat always comes back home, but not to the host. There are cases when people move into a new house and.   A couple of months after I took up my post as literary editor of the Listener in the autumn of , I decided to write a review for the Christmas double issue: a review of two books about cats. I.


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The Mythology of Cats by Gerald Hausman Download PDF EPUB FB2

A mythology of cats book that proceeds, because of serious author bias, to ignore all the dark myths about cats and only give the reader the good ones. This is akin to writing "the mythology of wicca", say, and ignoring all witch burnings and dark magic, or doing the mythology of the Aztecs and ignoring the human sacrifices/5(8).

The authors of The Mythology of Dogs now present a cat-tivating collection of over 50 tales which celebrate the spiritual and mythological magic of our feline friends /5.

This book is basically all about cats. It features interesting info on all sorts of cats, including various known cats both domestic and wild, to possible undiscovered species of cats. It also features such things as mythology, folklore and literature relating to cats, evidence of telepathy in cats, a mysterious "demon cat", and more/5(9).

A "cat-ivating" collection of over fifty tales that celebrate the spiritual, mythological and historical magic of our feline friends read this book and you will learn why cats have always been.

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Use up arrow (for mozilla firefox browser alt+up arrow) and. To call "Cats of Myth" a children's book or juvenile fiction is probably a little too simplistic. Although it is only 96 pages long, there is actual substance to the stories, which represent Polynesia, the West Indies, multiple Germanic nations, China, Egypt, and more/5(4).

Cats of Myth: Tales from Around the World. Gerald Hausman, Loretta Hausman. Rating details 36 ratings 9 reviews. A collection of stories from Egypt, India, Japan, Scandinavia, Ireland and other places that portray cats as goddesses, guardians, tricksters, warriors, magicians, and more/5.

Cat Mythology Fact #2: This sacred animal was so important to the Egyptian society and religion, that after the cat's death, its body was mummified and buried in a special cemetery. Also, the Egyptians had strict laws prohibiting the export of cats. However, because cats were valued in other parts of the world for their rat-catching prowess, Phoenician traders often smuggled them out and sold.

This science fiction story describes a world full of far-future cats on a planet where "cats were the closest thing to a religion that they had" and where cats "wandered freely and slept wherever they chose. Totem animals in the form of cats often symbolize personal power, writes Gerina Dunwich in her book "Your Magickal Cat: Feline Magick, Lore, and Worship." "Since times most ancient, cats have been a vital part of the magickal arts and have left their mark (or should I say “claw mark”) on the world of divination, folk healing, and occult.

Buy The Mythology of Cats: Feline Legend and Lore Through the Ages by Gerald Hausman () by (ISBN:) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : Paperback. Continuing with the daredevil adventures and the history of cats, Nordic mythology features Freya, a multi-tasking character who managed to become the goddess of fertility, love, sex, war, magic.

Get this from a library. The mythology of cats: feline legend and lore through the ages. [Gerald Hausman; Loretta Hausman] -- This is a bedside, fireside, outside, and anywhere companion for cat owners and cat lovers.

Here are scores of stories, myths, legends, anecdotes, and fun tidbits. Covering more than 25 breeds, this.

Amy Shojai is a certified animal behavior consultant and the award-winning author of 23 pet care books, including Complete Care for Your Aging Cat. Shojai also appears on Animal Planet's Cats and Dogsas well as writes for and She lives in Texas with a senior citizen Siamese and a smart-aleck German.

Greek mythology books (retellings, translations, and commentary) continue to be some of my favorite reads. If you’re still fascinated with Greek mythology books, or looking for Percy Jackson or Circe read-alikes, you’ll find the best of them here for adults, teens, and kids alike. By far the most prevalent occurrence of werecats in pop culture is in books.

Some novels, novellas, and short stories with werecats are listed below. In the Harry Potter series, Professor McGonagall can transform into a house cat at will (known in-universe as Animagus transformation). The cat (Felis catus) is a domestic species of small carnivorous mammal.

It is the only domesticated species in the family Felidae and is often referred to as the domestic cat to distinguish it from the wild members of the family. A cat can either be a house cat, a farm cat or a feral cat; the latter ranges freely and avoids human contact.

Domestic cats are valued by humans for companionship Class: Mammalia. Fans of the Harry Potter books will never forget Crookshanks, Hermione’s half-feline, half-Kneazle friend, who was depicted to be as intelligent, perceptive, and as sensitive as his owner. In comics, cats have been given extremely varied identities, each depicting an age-old perception associated with cats.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Mythological felines.: Subcategories. This category has only the following subcategory. L Mythological lions‎ (35 P). Our reverence of cats has deep roots. Tens of thousands of years before the ancient Egyptians held them in highest regard, felines figured prominently in world mythologies.

In the pantheon of gods and deities, the majestic feline has reigned supreme for o years. Mythology is a civilization’s collection of stories addressing its worldview, beliefs Continued.

Buy a cheap copy of The Mythology of Cats: Feline Legend and book by Gerald Hausman. The authors of The Mythology of Dogs, Gerald and Loretta Hausman, have been researching and writing about cat mythology for decades.

In this cat-ivating collection Free shipping over $/5(2).Cats, known in ancient Egypt as the mau, played a large role in ancient Egyptian were associated with the goddesses Isis and Bastet.

Cats were sacred animals and the goddess Bastet was often depicted in cat form, sometimes taking on the war-like aspect of a lioness.: Killing a cat was absolutely forbidden and the Greek historian Herodotus reports that, whenever a household cat.

The Scottish Wild Cat looks kind of like a very large house cat and is believed to be the result of a wildcat and domestic cat mating. Typically, the Scottish Wild Cat is found in Tabby pattern, but there is a genetic variance that produces the Kellas Cat – a Scottish Wild Cat with pure black fur.

These cats are known for being incredible.