10. They’re sometimes thought to possess magical powers The association between cats and beliefs in magic dates back to ancient Egypt. The Egyptians went so far as to mummify dead cats as being sacred to the goddess Sekhmet. Another goddess, Bast, was said to be the protector of cats.
11. They fiercely protect their humans. Recently, when a California boy was attacked by a dog, his cat came to his rescue. Cats have also fought off mountain lions and alligators to protect people.