HISTORY OF THE CAT IN PERSIA – THE DARK AGES (PART 7)

The History of the Cat in Persia: Before reaching the Far East, cats travelled through Persia and India via the Silk Routes where Persian Zoroastrians, in stark contrast to the Arab Muslims, considered the cat evil and treacherous.  During the Sassanian Empire (224-651), the cat in Zoroastrian mythology was said to have been created by […]

HISTORY OF THE CAT IN THE DARK AGES (PART 6)

History of the Cat in Islam:          Unlike Christianity in the Dark Ages, Islam took a much kinder view of the cat primarily due to the Prophet Mohammed’s (PBUH) (570-632AD) compassion for the enigmatic beast.  There are several stories of Mohammed interacting with cats.  The first is that his favorite cat, Muezza, fell asleep on […]