Nine Lives Shell

 For Ghosts who make their own luck.

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Flavor text “Ghost who make their own luck”

  • Refers to the perceived unlucky or lucky superstition when a black cat crosses your path

Cats have nine lives myth

  • The myth has no singular known point of origin yet has existed for a very long time
  • William Shakespeare refers to the nine lives myth in his play Romeo and Juliet
  • An ancient proverb claims, “A cat has nine lives. For three he plays, for three he strays and for the last three he stays.”
  • It is believe by some the nine lives myth is related to cats’ dexterity and agility, possibly explaining how they escape risky encounters
  • In ancient Egypt, cats were sacred and worshipped as gods. They believed that cats were divine creatures with psychic or supernatural powers, which may also contribute to the myth
  • An Egyptian sun god, Atum-Ra, was believed to take the form of a cat on visits to the underworld. Legend states Atum-Ra gave birth to eight other gods and thus represented nine lives in one
  • In China The number nine is sometimes called “the trinity of trinities” and believed to be mystical

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