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Cats, beyond the love people today have
for their feline friends, have always been associated with
the ability to see into other orders of existence. With
their nocturnal vision, in Egypt cats were regarded as
protectors from evil spirits and otherwise invisible beings.
In the realms of old Wicca, the cat was the familiar par
The Egyptian cat-headed
goddess, Bast, was the "Daughter
of Ra", a designation that placed her in the same
ranks as such goddesses as Maat and Tefnut. Additionally,
Bast was called one of the "Eyes of Ra", the
title of an "avenger" who is sent to protect
the enemies of Egypt and her gods.
In Japan, the image of a cat sitting on its haunches with
one paw raised in a beckoning gesture was a good luck charm,
and Japanese merchants used it to lure customers into their
places of business.
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