Astute, Independent, Watchful. 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 Pin?
Available in bronze and sterling silver, this pin is 1.75” by 1” (44 x 25 mm) and features a modern pinback suitable for pinning to most any clothing.
Symbolism of the Cat
Because of their quiet watchful nature, cats were believed to be the keepers of secrets for the gods. 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.