Anyone heard this tale? Some sites say the cat bit is a myth,on other sites it seems to be a given. What do you think? I like the tale but reckon it is pretty unlikely:
The persians are attacking. King Psamtik III leads the Nile Dwelllers into battle. Persian leader Cambyses II instructs each of his men to carry a cat because he knows this will make the Egyptians throw down their spears as they cannot harm the sacred creatures. He is right, the Egyptians are defeated and the city of Pelusium is taken without the shedding of blood.
If true, it's a pretty cool idea and i wonder why more foreign agressors didn't think of this ploy