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Egyptian Cat Mythology – Cats as Gods

  The idea of cats as gods is closely associated with ancient Egyptian cat mythology. The ancient Egyptians had several feline gods and goddesses. Lions were said to guard the great god Ra during his nightly journey through the underworld. The Egyptians had a fascination with lions.   Let's dive right in.   A look at Egyptian Cat Mythology   They created their sphinx with the body of a lion and the head of a Pharaoh.   Three lion goddesses existed in ancient Egypt. Sekhmet was a fierce and powerful goddess. She was a war goddess who was sent by her father Ra to earth to destroy his enemies. She is usually depicted as a woman with the head of...

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