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Cat Buttons

Cat Buttons

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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 excellence.

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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Since 1972 Quick Silver Mint has been creating authentic handmade medallions, available through their catalog and at festivals throughout the United States. Now the designs are available here as buttons. An understanding of the symbols may inspire you and enhance your journey of self-discovery. Each has its origin in ancient stone carvings, pottery, or other artifacts and many were inspired by myth and legend. We have spent over 30 years researching and creating magical jewelry based on symbols from around the world. We are very proud to mint over 100 designs. If you want to learn