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Maneki Neko: A Japanese Lucky Charm

By |2019-12-29T01:40:38+03:00December 29th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , |

The Maneki Neko (literally "beckoning cat") is a common Japanese figurine (lucky charm, talisman) which is often believed to bring good luck to the owner. The figurine depicts a cat beckoning with an upright paw, and is usually displayed in—often at the entrance of—shops, restaurants, [...]

Bastet: Egyptian Goddess of Cats, Love and Healing

By |2019-11-25T02:36:18+03:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , |

Bastet or Bast was a goddess of ancient Egyptian religion, worshiped as early as the Second Dynasty (2890 BCE).  Her name also is rendered as B'sst, Baast, Ubaste, and Baset. In ancient Greek religion, she was known as Ailuros. Bastet was worshiped in Bubastis in [...]

Black Cat – Good and Bad Luck Superstitions

By |2018-07-30T23:20:03+03:00July 30th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Today, it is difficult to imagine that black cats were once dreaded and persecuted. After all, some of our favorite and most famous characters have been black cats, such as Felix the Cat, Snowball II of The Simpsons, and Sylvester the tuxedo kitty. However, the [...]