For millennia many cultures have revered cats. For example, ancient Egyptians worshipped several deities with cat-like heads, such as Mafdet. Over 5000 years ago, Mafdet was regarded as protector of the Pharaoh's chambers against snakes and evil.
Powerful felines such as tigers and lions have symbolised beauty and prestige. For example, the British Royal coat of arms includes a crowned lion.
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