It was considered by different sects as both a
good and bad omen, possibly as an indicator of
death similar to a grim. No official cult of worship
was established; however small groups of dedicated
believers still claim to converse with the creature
and petition it to intercede on their behalf.
Belief in the thaloc (thalocian) also prompts
many to seek advice from the animal via gifts
and sacrifices delivered while petitioning.
|Thaloc is a mythological beast that featured
prominently in the religious superstitions
of the ancient Egyptian culture. The supernatural
power of shapeshifting was ascribed to the
thaloc or thalocian, who was believed to
range in size and form. The thalocian was
commonly portrayed in art as a winged fox
or kitten, a girl with black wings similar
to those of an angel or as a cat walking
on its hind legs. The animal was believed
to possess many powers, including the ability
to steal human souls and to converse with
demons and angels.
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