Ireland is known as the island of Saints and Scholars, yet some of the deeds of those saints were nothing less that outright battles with the creatures of this and the Otherworld. Some of these creatures are still remembered to us in our ancient tales.
The Cat -sdihe is one of the more interesting creatures because not only are they all black with one white spot upon their breast, they were also said to be as big as a dog in size. There are many tales which speak of games played at a wake so that a cat sidhe would be distracted from stealing the soul of the recently departed.
One other notable tale is of Cat Royalty, in that there was in Ireland a King of the Cats. One of the most famous was said to be Irusan who grew to be as big as an ox. When a belligerent bard cursed all the cats of Ireland, it was Irusan who moved to hunt the man down so that the curse could be overturned. Alas the actions of Saint Ciaran put an end to Irusan by killing him with a red hot poker.
It is said that the king of the cats lives to this day looking as any other cat does. Have you asked your cat if they are royalty?
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• 100% combed and ring-spun cotton
• Fabric weight: 4.2 oz (142 g/m2)
• Pre-shrunk fabric
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
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