etymology [edit ]
The word matagot is derived from the spanish mata-gothos, from matar ( to kill ) and gothos ( Goths ). [ 2 ] The Germanic Goth tribes settled in Spain, Southern France and Italy and finally converted to Christianity, so Goth means “ christian ” in confrontation with Moro which means “ Muslim ”. Hence a matagot would be an malefic spirit who kills Christians. Another form is magot, and this bible designs a bunch of money, a treasure, so the people who became rich were supposed to have a “ magot ” in their home.
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In popular acculturation [edit ]
In Kelley Armstrong ‘s Cainsville series novel Omens, the protagonist Olivia is adopted by an unusually intelligent black stray she dubs “ The Cat ” or “ T.C. ” for short ; he is addressed respectfully person-to-cat as “matagot” by greenwich village elder Veronica in individual, and at points demonstrates supernatural powers such as the ability to project an image of himself across township when he needs person to come to his aid. In The Screams of Dragons, a short narrative prequel to Omens, an endangered newborn black kitten is dubbed “ Matagot ” by his youthful rescuers, psychic Rose & animal communicator Hannah, as they feel he ‘s “ a spirit that ‘s taken the shape of a blacken cat-o’-nine-tails. ” late in the story, an pornographic Matagot risks his life to lure a homicidal new valet into exposing his distorted nature to the greenwich village elders before far injury can be done to others. [ 3 ] In the 2018 illusion film Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, matagots are portrayed as large dog-sized hairless black cat-like creatures with enormous eyes that guard the french Ministry of Magic and can multiply if attacked.
In the anti-colonial actual dally podcast Campaign : Skyjacks, Travis Matagot is a idiot who can take the shape of a devour, a rabbit, a snake, or a coyote depending on what season it is .
References [edit ]
- Masse, Michel (1842). Mémoire sur le canton de La Ciotat. Paris.
- Kelley Armstrong (Spring 2014). “The Screams of Dragons”. Subterranean Press Magazine. Subterranean Press. Archived from the original on 5 August 2014. He’s different…That’s why they won’t let him eat very much. I think he’s a matagot.…Magician’s cat,” Rose said, as matter-of-factly as if she’d said the cat was a Siamese. “It’s a spirit that’s taken the form of a black cat.