Kaida Stormshadow (dawnsio_llwynog) wrote in little_details,
Kaida Stormshadow

Two-tailed Cats

Buh. Okay, I read somewhere (can't remember if it was online, or a TimeLife book, or what) about a Japanese myth involving (immortal?) intelligent cats with two tails who seek knowledge, because the more they learn the closer they come to becoming human. But if one of their tails should be cut off, then they're doomed to remain a cat forever.

So, on to my questions: is this, in fact, the jist of the actual myth, or just a bastardization? If it is, or isn't the correct version, could someone point to where I might find the full story?

I've gone cross-eyed searching for any information, whether to confirm or deny the version I read, but so far I've only been able to find information on the Maneki-Neko, Romanian vampire cats, and Ragnarok Online fan sites. o.o

As always, many thanks in advance to those who can help.
Tags: japan (misc), ~religion & mythology (misc)
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