Cat Fibula

Type: Pin
Metal - Bronze

From the Egyptians to the Celts, cats are a mystical symbol across many ancient cultures. Why not add a bit of magic to your life with the Cat Fibula!

Design Details
The cat Fibula measures just 2.5” tall and is available in bronze and sterling silver.

Historical Inspiration
This stylized cat brooch was inspired by a dragon fibula, of a pair of chain-linked Celtic fibulas found in Hungary, dating from 400-300 B.C.

The cat has always been regarded to have mystical properties.

The Egyptians worshiped the cat as the guardian of the underworld, and they depicted their goddess Bastet with a cat head. Cats were even mummified In her honor, along with mice for them to eat. The Celts similarly considered the cat to be the guardian of the Otherworld, with its gaze that seemed to take in things could not be seen, and keeping this knowledge to themselves. In ancient Rome the cat was sacred to Diana, the moon goddess, and considered a guardian of homes and a symbol of domestic harmony. In Norse legend a pair of giant cats pulled the chariot of Freya, the goddess of fertility, and the cat was thought of as a good omen for expectant mothers, and a blessing upon newborns.