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It’s Raining Cats and Dogs

It's Raining Cats and Dogs

It’s Raining Cats and Dogs

Where Did It Come From?

Tonight I was doing a little reading and came across something I had to share. What caught my attention on this story was the cat sleeping on top of the computer monitor. The cat could be the twin to my cat Mooshu.

But once I started reading the story, this paragraph said..”you have to share this!”

Some authorities tie the idea to Norse mythology. Odin, the Viking god of storms, was often pictured with dogs and wolves, symbols of wind. Witches, who supposedly rode their brooms during storms, had black cats, which became signs of heavy rain. Therefore, “raining cats and dogs” referred to a storm with wind (dogs) and heavy rain (cats).

Anything that shares the mythology from pagan cultures and it’s symbolism is worth a share I think.

The article is from The Old Farmer’s Almanac, which I absolutely love! And it was posted on their Weather Blog under “Cats and Weather – The Folklore” by Evelyn Browning Garriss.

It’s really worth the read and tells you where this saying really came from.

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How Wolves Trained Humans!

The Alpha's

The Gift of Compassion

An Alternative Look At Domestication

This morning my husband shared an article with me that I had to share with you. In some ways because it fits today’s Tarot Meditation message.

As humans we often take credit for things we may not really have control over. We pat ourselves on the back and say aren’t we great and we forget that our success sometimes comes from the opportunities other provide. Even when those “others” are from the kingdom of Nature.

Opinion: We Didn’t Domesticate Dogs. They Domesticated Us.
Scientists argue that friendly wolves sought out humans.
Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods
for National Geographic News
Published March 3, 2013 Continue reading