The combination of humans and cats has resulted in it being often depicted in legends and myths in many cultures, including ancient Egyptian, ancient Chinese, or ancient Norse myths and myths. Medieval King of Wales Hywel Dda (Good Man) passed the world’s first animal protection law by treating it to be illegal to kill or harm cats, with punishments. heavy for violators. However, cats are sometimes seen as demons, for example it does not bring good luck or is often associated with witches in many medieval cultures.
Until recently, cats were thought to have been domesticated during the ancient Egyptian period where they were worshiped. A 2007 study indicated that all domestic cats could have been from domesticated African feral cats (Felis silvestris lybica) around 8000 BC, in the Near East. Recent evidence of cat domestication is the body of a kitten buried with its owner 9,500 years ago in Cyprus.