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Cats are a family of predatory animals that range from small housepets and familiars to powerful beasts who thrive in the wild.1 They are the sacred animal of Bastet, a goddess of the Osirian pantheon,2 and of the empyreal lord Falayna.3

Catlike creatures

In addition to small domestic cats, numerous varieties of feline creatures exist. Small, spotted margays live in the treetops of tropical forests, and like domestic cats, are sometimes taken as familiars.4 Certain magical beasts physically resemble cats, such as cat siths, which appear as stocky housecats but are somewhat larger and capable of walking bipedally,5 and the slender, eight-legged porachas of the Forest of Spirits.6

Numerous feline species grow much larger and are powerful predators, such as leopards, panthers, cougars, lions, tigers, smilodons,1 cheetahs,[citation needed]7 hoarpanthers,8 the alien pards,9 and the club-tailed digmauls.10 Other catlike creatures include the kamadan,11 the dweomercats of the First World,12 and the aquatic sea cat;13 nekomatas are large, two-tailed felines reputed to be created from cats who live beyond their natural lifespans.[citation needed]14 The diminutive agathions known as silvanshees strongly resemble housecats,[citation needed]15 as do the fey elananxes.16

A humanoid feline race known as catfolk are widespread in Murraseth, a nation of southern Garund, as well as in parts of Osirion and Holomog, and the Valashmai Jungle of Tian Xia.171819


  1. 1.0 1.1 Logan Bonner, et al. “Monsters A-Z” in Bestiary, 52–53. Paizo Inc., 2019
  2. Robert G. McCreary. “Gods of Ancient Osirion” in Empty Graves, 67. Paizo Inc., 2014
  3. Amber E. Scott. “Lords of the Empyrean” in Chronicle of the Righteous, 12. Paizo Inc., 2013
  4. Paizo Inc., et al. “Chapter 5: Companions and Familiars” in Ultimate Wilderness, 193. Paizo Inc., 2017
  5. Will McCardell, et al. “New Improved Familiars” in Familiar Folio, 28. Paizo Inc., 2015
  6. Logan Bonner, et al. “Monsters A-Z” in Bestiary, 265. Paizo Inc., 2019
  7. Paizo Inc., et al. “Monsters A to Z” in Bestiary, 40. Paizo Inc., 2009
  8. Tim Hitchcock. “The Dvezda Marches” in Maiden, Mother, Crone, 70. Paizo Inc., 2013
  9. Paizo Inc., et al. Bestiary 4, 211. Paizo Inc., 2013
  10. Jason Bulmahn, et al. Bestiary 5, 82. Paizo Inc., 2015
  11. Paizo Inc., et al. “Monsters A to Z” in Bestiary 3, 158. Paizo Inc., 2011
  12. Gareth Hanrahan & Patrick Renie. “Bestiary” in Sound of a Thousand Screams, 83. Paizo Inc., 2010
  13. Greg A. Vaughan, et al. “Bestiary” in Raiders of the Fever Sea, 86. Paizo Inc., 2012
  14. Paizo Inc., et al. “Monsters A to Z” in Bestiary 6, 201. Paizo Inc., 2017
  15. Paizo Inc., et al. “Monsters A to Z” in Bestiary 2, 21. Paizo Inc., 2010
  16. Logan Bonner, et al. “Monsters A-Z” in Bestiary, 143. Paizo Inc., 2019
  17. Alexander Augunas, et al. “Introduction” in Blood of the Beast, 2. Paizo Inc., 2016
  18. John Compton, et al. Anuli” in Distant Shores, 19. Paizo Inc., 2015
  19. James Jacobs, et al. “Regions of the Dragon Empires” in Dragon Empires Gazetteer, 40. Paizo Inc., 2011

External links

  • Cat (real-world animal) on Wikipedia