An Account Of Egypt By Herodotus














































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for their support has been appointed and if any one kill any of these
animals, the penalty, if - Page 50
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Thus Food For Their Support Has Been Appointed And If Any One Kill Any Of These Animals, The Penalty, If He Do It With His Own Will, Is Death, And If Against His Will, Such Penalty As The Priests May Appoint:

But whosoever shall kill an ibis or a hawk, whether it be with his will or against his will, must die.

Of the animals that live with men there are great numbers, and would be many more but for the accidents which befall the cats. For when the females have produced young they are no longer in the habit of going to the males, and these seeking to be united with them are not able. To this end then they contrive as follows, - they either take away by force or remove secretly the young from the females and kill them (but after killing they do not eat them), and the females being deprived of their young and desiring more, therefore come to the males, for it is a creature that is fond of its young. Moreover when a fire occurs, the cats seem to be divinely possessed; for while the Egyptians stand at intervals and look after the cats, not taking any care to extinguish the fire, the cats slipping through or leaping over the men, jump into the fire; and when this happens, great mourning comes upon the Egyptians. And in whatever houses a cat has died by a natural death, all those who dwell in this house shave their eyebrows only, but those in which a dog has died shave their whole body and also their head.

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