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Sacred Cats is an Egyptian myth technology in Age of Mythology that is available to worshipers of Bast and can be researched at the Granary. Once researched, it increases work rate of Farmers by +10%.

History[]

Bubastis was the center for worship of Bast, the cat-headed Egyptian goddess of fertility. Initially, her worship included the cats that inhabited her Temples, but eventually extended to all cats. Cat worship was pragmatic for the Egyptians, for the cats protected their grain stores and homes from vermin and venomous creatures. Killing a cat was considered murder; a Roman living in Alexandria discovered this when he accidentally killed a cat and was subsequently pulled from his home into the street and lynched by an angry mob of Egyptians.
Egyptian myth technologies in Age of Mythology
ArchaicAge Archaic Age
RaPortrait RaSkinOfTheRhino Skin of the Rhino
IsisPortrait IsisFloodOfTheNile Flood of the Nile
SetPortrait SetFeral Feral
ClassicalAge Classical Age
BastIcon BastSacredCats Sacred Cats · AdzeOfWepwawet Adze of Wepwawet · Criosphinx Criosphinx · Hieracosphinx Hieracosphinx
AnubisIcon AnubisNecropolis Necropolis · SerpentSpear Serpent Spear · FeetOfTheJackal Feet of the Jackal
PtahIcon PtahScallopedAxe Scalloped Axe · LeatherFrameShield Leather Frame Shield · ElectrumBullets Electrum Bullets · Shaduf Shaduf
HeroicAge Heroic Age
HathorIcon HathorMedjay Medjay · Sun-dried Mud Brick Sundried Mudbrick · Crocodopolis Crocodopolis
SekhmetIcon SekhmetBoneBow Bone Bow · SlingsOfTheSun Slings of the Sun · Stones of Red Linen Stones of Red Linen · RamOfTheWestWind Ram of the West Wind
NephthysIcon NephthysSpiritOfMaat Spirit of Ma'at · FuneralRites Funeral Rites · City of the Dead City of the Dead
MythicAge Mythic Age
OsirisIcon OsirisDesertWind Desert Wind · NewKingdom New Kingdom · FuneralBarge Funeral Barge · AtefCrown Atef Crown
ThothIcon ThothValleyOfTheKings Valley of the Kings · Tusks of Apedemak Tusks of Apedemak · BookOfThoth Book of Thoth
HorusIcon HorusSpearOnTheHorizon Spears on the Horizon · AxeOfVengeance Axe of Vengeance · GreatestOfFifty Greatest of Fifty
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