Egyptian cat tattoos have a long history and can be found throughout history for thousands of years. In this article, I will cover some of the historical significance of Egyptian cat tattoos and also provide the information you need to help you choose the right Egyptian cacti to free you.
More than 5000 years ago, Egyptians began to worship cats as powerful “totem animals” or spiritual protectors. Over time, they began to represent many different aspects of the life of the ancient Egyptians. The cat was a symbol of the feminine principle, as well as fertility and motherhood. In addition, they consider that the cat was a powerful symbol of the moon.
In the Book of the Dead, cats are mentioned as protectors against gods and evil spirits. After this you will often find jeweled cat statues, or even mummified cats buried in graves alongside their owners.
So revered were cats in ancient Egypt that the export of cats out of the country was strictly prohibited, and killing a cat would result in an instant death penalty.
It can be argued that the Egyptians took this too far. During a war with the Persians, the Persians kidnapped and held thousands of cats hostage, demanding immediate surrender in exchange for the kittens’ lives. Rather than tempt punishment from the gods, the Egyptians immediately capitulated and gave their lands to the Persians.
After thousands of years of endless worship, the cat’s luck changed in 400 BC. C., when the population was forbidden to worship cats. Since then, cats have returned to their status as domestic animals in Egypt.
However, the air of mystique and spirituality has never left the cat and even today, cats are considered mystical and magical animals.
An Egyptian cat tattoo is a great way to show your individuality, as well as letting the world know that you have a spiritual mystical side. They also look very exotic and while they are very traditional, they also have true new age luck.
Because this is not a very common design, you should spend some time searching the large databases of tattoo designs to pick one that you like before heading to the tattoo parlor. Otherwise, you will have a very limited selection to choose from when you go there.
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