Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Cat Worship in Ancient Egypt


Cats were central to the culture of ancient Egypt in more ways than we realize.


And understanding typical cat behaviour certainly explains the weird hybrid look of the Sphynx --


The major Egyptian cat goddesses were, of course, Bast (who was entirely feline) and Bastet (who was half-cat/half-woman). But no matter who you were dealing with, their personalities were 100% CAT. Any cat owner will recognize the following scenario --


Learning that the Great Goddess Bast still rules in the heavens clears up a modern mystery, too --



I'm told on good authority that Major Tom tasted like catnip.

38 comments:

anne marie in philly said...

I love my cats more than humans sometimes.

Marie Smith said...

Never wanted to live with a cat because, let's face it, you never own one.

Kay G. said...

I always think of this line from a song..."We are Siamese, if you please...we are Siamese, if you DON'T please"! HA! Oh boy, those cats! I once had a cat who could call my name, no kidding! He would never do it with anyone else around, you can bet!

laurie said...

makes perfect sense to me lol,,

Gia said...

As a cat owner, this makes total sense to me.

Ol'Buzzard said...

Cat worshipers should pay no taxes.
the Ol'Buzzard

Anna of the Mutton Years said...

But what really happened to schroedinger's?

Magaly Guerrero said...

Models can never be trusted, especially if they have tails.

Jeanne said...

Marvelous! Yes. The Egyptians were right....Cats Rule!
Now I mus run and go get Gomez. Reading this post will make him feel better after that horrid incident with the photo.......

mrsduncanmahogany said...

What anne marie in philly said...

Cheryl said...

As a cat lover I really enjoyed the cartoons...especially the first one with the pyramids.

Weekend-Windup said...

I too love cats!

strangelynaked.com said...

That space cat would have batted Major Tom around for a while in a gruesome, macabre game, then chew on him a little, then leave Major Tom's carcass on the front porch.

Adam said...

I don't think it was silly for them to worship cats.

At least cats are real.

lgsquirrel said...

The ancient Egyptians worshiped cats because did not know any better......they did not know about the Great Grey Squirrel.

But I did enjoy this post. Hilarious. I especially like the explanation for the pyramids.

bill lisleman said...

Not long ago there was a good NOVA show about the pet mummies in ancient Egypt. Cats, dogs, birds mostly I recall.

Miss Val's Creations said...

I loved that ancient Egypt worshiped the cat! Those were some lucky felines back then!

Vapid Vixen said...

Reading in bed last night, Ms. Kitten wandered on over and plopped herself down on my chest. Directly in between my book and my face. I let her stay.

Leeanna said...

Okay, okay, so cats rule dogs drool. I get it.

DEZMOND said...

worshipped in some countries, eaten in some others, life is such a bitch....

Magic Love Crow said...

LOL! Brilliant! The Egyptians worshiped the best!

Birdie said...

If there is reincarnation I want to come back as a house cat. An spoiled indoor house cat.

JACKIESUE said...

Dexter says 'hey bitches, I approve this message.'

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

HAHA! I love how you ended this. Poor Major Tom...

Martin Kloess said...

Well spun fun. Appreciate you sharing.

Rosemary said...

The ancient Egyptians were the first people to domesticate cats - they were all wild up until then.

Guillaume said...

Egyptians were wise. I worship cats nowadays.

EmberlynRayne said...

Greetings!
I am new to your blog. Loved this post... made me giggle

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Major Tom didn't stand a chance.

Lynn said...

Yes - I have had a kitty walk across my keyboard. :)

Jono said...

My cats demand to be worshiped. I am powerless to do any different.

Missy George said...

Those were fun..Cats rule!!!

Professor Chaos said...

All hail Bast!

JeannetteLS said...

Cats rule, even when they don't. Which is what I love about them! This was fun.

LL Cool Joe said...

Yes eventually cats will rule the world.

The Happy Whisk said...

Love the ears poking up and the cat under. Pretty good stuff.

Happy Weekend :-)

Hindustanka said...

--- I know this so well, and I miss so so much my little black and white cat... Perhaps we would never have other cats anymore, he was too dear to us to be replaced by other feline.:(

Nice selection of pictures Debra, lol... I do have Bastet and other Egyptian images on the tiles in my parents' bathroom - my choice of decor of course :D I think I could be a perfect Egyptian...hehe

Fearsome Beard said...

Poor Major Tom, he didn't see it coming did he?