CATS AND WITCHCRAFT (Part 2)

Vampire Cats: Cats already feared as being vampires in Japan and China and in some Baltic countries were soon accused of such activity in Europe.  Antonia Guaineri, a respected physician, claimed in 1440 that witches could assume the form of cats, and these witches became vampires that drank the blood of infants (Waddell, 2003). Later […]

HISTORY OF THE CAT IN THE DARK AGES (PART 10)

The Cat in Japan: The cat reached Japan from China in the late 900’s during the Edo period reign of Emperor Ichigo (986-1011).  At first only the rich could afford such a rare pet, and so the cat became popular amongst royalty.  The young Emperor loved his cats, and when on the 19th day of […]

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