Cat History and Mythology

History and Mythology

Over thousands of years, the cat has evolved and adapted to become one of the most popular pets and one of the most fascinating companions. It could easily be argued that the cat domesticated humans rather than the other way around.

History of the cat

The domesticated cat has had a profound impact on human societies across the globe and made a valuable contribution to the lives of many people throughout the ages. The influence of cats stretches back to the earliest human societies and they have been both worshiped and reviled; but the cat has always been an important part of human culture. Click on the links below to find out more about the history of the cat.

Mythology of the cat

Since the dawn of human culture, the cat has been the source of many myths and legends. Cats were frequently associated with the gods and accorded great respect in some cultures, while in other cultures cats have been associated with devils and demons. Click on the links below to read some of the myths and legends about cats.