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Do Cat Lives: Understanding the Myth Behind a Feline's Nine Lives

 For centuries, cats have been associated with having nine lives. This myth has been perpetuated through various cultural beliefs and folklore, but do cats really have multiple lives? Let's explore the myth and the reality behind a cat's supposed nine lives.  Origins of the Nine Lives Myth   The belief that cats have multiple lives has been traced back to ancient Egypt. In ancient Egyptian mythology, cats were revered as sacred animals and were associated with the goddess Bastet. It was believed that Bastet had nine lives, which transferred to cats as well.  The number nine was also considered a symbol of completion and perfection in ancient Egyptian culture. The belief in a cat's nine lives also has roots in European folklore. During the Middle Ages, cats were often associated with witches and the devil, and it was believed that they had supernatural powers. The idea of cats having multiple lives may have originated from the belief that they could cheat death. Reality Behi