The Legend of the Yule Cat

The legend of the Yule Cat is a Christmas story that is celebrated and told to Icelandic children even today. Every year a large Christmas cat is erected in the Laekjartorg square in Reykjavik.   Based on Icelandic folklore, the poem, The Christmas Cat, written by the poet Jóhannes úr Kötlum (1899-1972), describes a gigantic […]

Cat Superstitions by Country

Throughout history cats have been seen as magical mystical creatures that are often times feared and sometimes revered.  Man’s emotional response, whether positive or negative, has given the cat an important place in superstition and folklore throughout the world. Most cat superstitions came into being during the 12th and 13th centuries. Due to the infamous […]

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