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Æluʹrus

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The cat. An Egyptian deity held in the greatest veneration. Herodŏtus (ii. 66) tells us that Diana, to avoid being molested by the giants, changed herself into a cat. The deity used to be represented with a cat’s head on a human body. (Greek, ailouros, a cat.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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