Oct 31, 2012

Cats

In Rome there are many cats and also many cat ladies named "gattare" that form a comunity of people, especially women, that keeps Rome's felines well fed, serving food everything.
This is a tradition of Rome very ancient.
The gattara's roots may be traced as far back as about 1580 BC, when a cult imported to Rome from Egypt workshiped the goddess Bast who had a human body and a hairball head.
The devotion for cats in Rome still continue today.























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