The Legend of the Celtic Cat
In Celtic mythology, the Cat is a beast that is both adored and despised. Those in search of Otherworldly abilities sought him, but not in a kind or compassionate way. For those who were fearful of supernatural forces believed to exist outside of the church, the cat was a sign that the devil's hand was close at hand. This idea would eventually grow so widespread that merely possessing a cat would be seen as extremely hazardous.