Cat Bracelet Light Braid
- Available in light braid (14 gauge)
- Hand-crafted in bronze or silver
- Strong and flexible
People have regarded the cat as a being with mystical properties for centuries. The Egyptians worshiped the cat as the guardian of the underworld. The cat played a role in the Celtic religion as well.
The Cat Sìth
“The Cat Sìth is a fairy creature from Celtic mythology”. This black cat with a white spot on its chest haunts the Scottish Highlands. Stories of this cat come from both Ireland and Scotland. However, most stories come from Scotland.
Some say that it is actually a witch rather than a fairy. The same say it can turn into a cat nine times. People also believed the cat could steal people’s souls when it walks over a corpse before burial. Believers went so far as to watch over the corpse day and night, and employ different methods of distraction to keep the Cat Sìth away. Click here to read more about the “Late Wake” (Feill Fadalach in Gaelic).
The Kellas cat is a Scottish cat that is a hybrid of a Scottish wildcat and a domestic cat. This cat might have been the inspiration for the Cat Sìth. The Kellas cat was named after the village it was first found- Kellas in Moray, Scotland.
A gamekeeper snared a Kellas cat in 1984. This specimen is housed in a museum in Elgin. Another one found in 2002 is kept in the University of Aberdeen Zoology Museum. By looking at the mounted zoological specimen of a Kellas cat, you can see the resemblance to the description of a Cat Sìth, as it has a black coat with a white spot on its chest.