In preparation for the upcoming supernatural ABC Family series The Nine Lives of Chloe Kin, BuddyTV has posted a comprehensive history on Chloe King's mythical people the Mai.
History and Conflict
First mentioned in hieroglyphics dating back to 2890 to 2686 B.C., from Second Dynasty of Ancient Egypt, the Mai are the offspring of the Egyptian cat-goddess, Bastet. Since the feline goddess Bastet was worshiped in Egypt, they're considered to not only have cat-like qualities but are also part-god, part-human, and the protectors of the human race.
Early on the Mai were responsible for protecting and defending the pharaoh, which eventually extended to all humans. As their position in society grew they took on roles in the government, advising the Pharaoh on religions and state matters. Their top priority was to be fierce warriors, participating and leading the charge in battle.
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