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Do cats really have nine lives?




It is widely believed that cats have nine lives, but rarely is any insight given into this idiom’s specific meaning. Theories suggest it dates back to ancient times, when nine was considered a lucky number because it was the Trinity of Trinities, a mystical quantity referred to in folklore and religion alike.

In Egypt, where cats were revered, there were nine primary gods. The creator, a sun god named Atum-Ra, embodied nine lives in one entity and would transform into a cat when visiting the underworld.

In other cultures, cats may not have been worshipped as divine beings, but they were seen as somehow magical in nature, particularly because of their physical resilience. And indeed, that is why the idea of cats having nine lives continues to be referenced today.

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