Tuesday, April 3, 2018

C: Cat Maiden


In this Aesop's fable, a cat fell in love with a young man, who in turn thought of her as, well, a cat. So she asked Venus for help. Being a good sport, and also the goddess of love and beauty, Venus turned the cat into a fair maiden. The young man was immediately smitten and wanted to marry her before she could even set up a Match profile. Upon further reflection, Venus began to wonder if the cat's nature had changed, or just its appearance. To find out--and because gods and goddesses were always messing with the poor, dumb humans--Venus let a mouse loose at the couple's wedding. (I'm pretty sure etiquette experts frown on this sort of thing.) The cat-maiden pounced on it, which grossed her new husband out to no end. Having found her answer, Venus turned the young woman back into a cat. The moral of this story being, true nature always wins out.


13 comments:

  1. Good one, Jenny. So, from the man's points of view, can we conclude that 'appearances are deceptive'?

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    1. I think that can be true for anyone! :-)

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  2. Thanks for stopping by GirlZombieAuthors for AtoZ! Fun idea you're doing!

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  3. Ah, Venus, what a blodgy bloke she is!

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    1. Excuse me while I look up the meaning of "blodgy!" :-)

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  4. But she was a cat when she fell in love, so she was still in love and turning her back into a cat was bad form! Unless the whole grossed out husband was such an arse that love was no longer on the table - then it's a useful get out. ;)
    Tasha
    Tasha's Thinkings - Movie Monsters

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    1. I know, right? Oh, the drama. *rolls eyes*

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  5. That is brilliant! I laughed at the part about grossing our her husband.

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  6. Not at all what he expected from the wedding buffet, I'm sure!

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  7. Hi Jenny,
    So I tried, I really tried, to focus on the antics of the cat, but I was having too much fun laughing about your little asides like the Match profile and the breach of etiquette. Good story :)

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  8. I'd be grossed out seeing my new bride eat a mouse too. I'd be wondering what our kids would be like. Nicely done.

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  9. That's a clear case of doing something in haste and regretting at leisure - I suppose it was a good job Venus checked, she she might have done it less publicly! :)
    Sophie
    Ghostly Inspirations - Sophies A to Z

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