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Article: Cats vs Dogs: Which team are you?

Cats vs Dogs: Which team are you?

It's an age-old debate, a tale as old as time - "Are you a cat person or dog person?". Cats and Dogs have been held in high regard for thousands of years - Ancient Egyptians worshipped Cats and Dogs feature heavily in Hindu mythology. Read on to learn more about your 4 legged friends...

Ancient Egypt

The Ancient Egyptians held cats in the highest esteem. They worshipped a Cat Goddess, often represented as half feline, half woman, who they called Bastet.  Large catteries were maintained by the Temple priests and a vast cemetry of mummified cats has been excavated outside of Egyptian cities. Thousands of small cat scultprures, probably left with offerings to the Temple by devotees, have also been recovered.

If you are a cat person, you tend to be curious, creative and unconventional in thinking.

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Dogs have a deep meaning in Hindu mythology. Right from being worshipped in parts of Sikkim and North Bengal, dogs have been the mounts of fearsome golds. They are also considered protectors of the gates of heaven as well as hell. When it comes to ancient Hindu religious symbolism, dogs have always been associated with different forms of Lord Shiva, the God of desolation and the eternal ascetic. Like dogs, humans too protect their emotional and material boundaries. Understanding this aspect of dogs can throw deep insights into our own behavioral deficiencies. Their significance in Hinduism can never fade away. Tihar is a dog festival celebrated in Nepal during the times of Diwali as a part of thanksgivings to dogs for their loyalty and protection.

If you are a dog person, you tend to be conscientious, outgoing and affectionate.

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