As mentioned earlier, animals characterized the attributes of gods in ancient Egypt. However, Egyptians did not literally worship animals but just made statues of their gods depicting animals’ attributes. The idea that Egyptians worshipped animals and made mummies of them is wrong and should be neglected. For instance, Horus’s statue was that of a falcon, not because he was supposed to have falcon-like attributes but because he was considered as a bird. Similarly, the goddess Bastet was often symbolized as a cat because of her childrearing qualities. For most of history, the relationship of animals with divines did not make these species sacred or prevented them from being hunted or farmed.3 Egyptians did hunt animals, cooked, and ate them but saw the traits of gods in them and thus worshipped only those characteristics.