Cats in Ancient China

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Cats in Ancient China

In Ancient China, cats were revered for their ability to rid homes of vermin and pests, but at the same time were also feared for the evil spirits that would accompany them into a home. Ceramic cat figurines were used to ward off the evil spirits, but were used for pratical reasons, as well. Hollowed figurines with a candle inside to make the eyes and mouth glow were used to scare rats away at night,
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Comments

1/29/2007 10:09:43 AM
theresa said:

Pretty interesting. the things people think of!


3/8/2007 4:45:47 PM
michelle said:

pretty wierd how these things hapen


5/11/2009 2:13:45 PM
cherrymaru97 said:

I think cats are adorable!




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