Cats have been a subject of mythology and folklore in various cultures for centuries. Here are a few examples:
- Ancient Egypt - In ancient Egypt, cats were highly revered and even worshipped as deities. The goddess Bastet was often depicted with the head of a cat and was believed to protect homes and families.
- Norse mythology - In Norse mythology, the goddess Freya was associated with cats and was believed to ride a chariot pulled by two giant cats.
- Japanese folklore - In Japanese folklore, the bakeneko is a type of shape-shifting cat that can transform into a human or even take on supernatural powers.
- Scottish folklore - In Scottish folklore, the cat sìth was a large black cat with a white spot on its chest that was believed to bring good luck to those who treated it kindly.
- Celtic mythology - In Celtic mythology, the cat was associated with the goddess Brigid and was believed to have protective powers.