Killing a Cat was Punishable by Death

"Their representation in popular culture and usefulness around the home and workplace gave cats a prominent position in Egyptian society. Some people were even named after cats, Miut and Miit, Ta-mitt (female cat) and Pa-mitt (tom cat). Killing a cat was punishable by death, even if it was an accident, and when a family cat died it was common for its owners to shave their eyebrows as part of the mourning process.\\\" – Why did Ancient Egyptians Love Cats? By Josie Mills, on 17 April 2018, UCL

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