Cats have an interesting place in Celtic legends, both loved and hated. They have always been associated with magic.
Cat Sidhe is a fairy creature from Celtic mythology, said to resemble a large black cat with a white spot on its breast. On the night of Samhain (our Halloween), everyone was to leave a saucer of milk for the cat sidhe. When the cat sidhe came by your house, he would either leave blessings as a thank you for the treat or curse your cows because you didn’t leave him the treat.
The cat was also believed to be a creature of the Goddess and was often perceived as somehow ‘unholy.’ It was considered unlucky to see a cat as the first animal of the year unless you were a Macintosh or of the clan Cattan (whose chieftain is called The Great Cat).
The goddess Brighid, who Celtic in Irish tradition as ‘the daughter of the bear,’ had a cat as a companion. In Welsh tradition, the goddess Ceridwen in her manifestation as the great sow Henwen gives birth to a wolf cub, an eagle, a bee and a kitten.
Cats were also believed to predict the weather. When a cat washes its face, rain will follow, if it walks away from a fire,a storm is brewing
Lover or hater of cats, you would have to admit they are cats. and mysterious creatures. We feel our little Celtic cat will bring you nothing but happiness.