The Sacred Siamese

The Siamese has its own legend, and it was said that when Siamese kings died, their souls would pass on to a Siamese cat, so that he could be present at the coronation of the succeeding king before attaining heaven. This cat would have been treated as part of the Royal family, and would have resided in the palace.

Besides that, there are some Siamese cats who have a kinked tail and who have yet another legend. They’re considered auspicious in the Far East, and legend has it that an ancestor of this breed voluntarily kinked it’s tail to offer a safe place for the princess’ rings while she was bathing. She used to slide her rings along the cat’s tail, and there was no danger of them being lost, as the kinked tail prevented them from falling.

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5 Responses to “The Sacred Siamese”

  1. littlemiao

    I didn’t know these royal Siamese myths! Thank you for sharing. My beloved Prince T was a long-haired Siamese (Tashi is his short-haired littermate) and Prince T had a kink at the tip of his tail. His tail was so floofy you couldn’t see it unless you felt for it, but it made him extra-special all the same.

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  2. Dianda

    Aah, Long haired siameses. Very pretty! He had a kink at the tip of his tail? Ever put rings around his tail? ;)

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    • littlemiao

      He would have liked rings on his tail. Prince T liked shiny things. The rings definitely would not have fallen off, between his thick tail floof and the kinky tip.

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  3. Rhyschenda

    My Sandy, a seal-point mix short hair has several kinks in his tail. In fact his tail goes over his back like a husky dog’s “gay” tail. It’s shorter than a regular cat. His mother also had a shortened kinked tail.

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