World History and Myths of Cats

World History and Myths of Cats

By: Elli Kohen (author)Hardback

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Structured by country, this book explores the history and folklore of cats, from prehistoric to present times. The style is intentionally folksy in order to reproduce the sense of humour, puns or poetry of the different countries.


The prehistoric cats; at Bubastis - city of the cat goddess; the cat - a harbinger of good fortune in China; cats of India; the vampire cat and the faithful cat in tales of Japan; Buddhists and cats; the cats in Italian myths; cat myths among the British druids and the Celts; Noah and the Manx cat; the prophet Mohammed - his companion and the kitten; the cat El Broosha that came out of Lilith; the cat in Scandinavian and Finnish mythology - the cats of Lapland; the Cyprus cat; the cat in the Roman du Renart; the cat in Mediaeval Hebrew collection of gables; the cat and the templars; the cat in Russian myths; the cat's long trail of matyrdom; cats in Great Britain; la chatte blanche - the tale of Madame D'Aulnoy; German myths and traditions of cats; apprentice printers and cats; the cat in France; cats and myths in Hungary and Rumania; the cats of Thailand; the sacred cats of Burma; the cat amongs the Malays and Indonesians; cats in Korea; cats in Moslem Egypt; cats in Africa; Persian cats and cat stories; Turkish cats; Dutch cats in Paradise; the lynx; cats in USA: Caribbean folklore and cat stories; the cat in Latin America and Spanish folklore.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773467781
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 444
  • ID: 9780773467781
  • ISBN10: 0773467785

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