Styles change—not only in clothes and furniture, but even in dream interpretation. In the twentieth century, it became trendy to believe that dreaming about a cat meant you were dreaming about sex. Not so in ancient Egypt. If you dreamed about a cat, it was a good omen but not related to sex. It was a sign of prosperity to come—speciﬁcally, a good harvest. This makes perfect sense: cats were the exterminators of rodents, which were always a threat to human food supplies, especially grains. If you dreamed of a cat, it meant your harvest—and thus your fortune—was in good hands (or good paws).