The Cat People

The Religious Affiliation of
The Cat People

Religion: witchcraft; Cat People religion CBR Scale: M (hidden race religions)CBR Scale: S (occult)

Name: The Cat People

Other Names: The Cat-People

Classification: supporting characters supporting characters   group group  

Publisher(s): RKO Radio Pictures

First Appearance: Cat People (1942)

Creators: DeWitt Bodeen, Jacques Tourneur

Number of Appearances: 4

   Comic Book Appearances: 1

   TV, Film Appearances: 3

Type of Organization/Group: hidden race

Location: Transylvania, Romania

Nation: Serbia

Note: from village cursed because they practiced witchcraft

The Cat People are descendants of a small village in Serbia which was enslaved by the Mameluks in the 16th Century. The villagers had been Christians, but during the time of their enslavement they turned to witchcraft and devil worship. King John of Serbia drove the Mameluks out of his land, and out of this village. When the King saw what had become of the people in this village, and how they were so evil and debased, he had them killed. But "the wisest and the most wicked" escaped into the mountains and became the progenitors of the Cat People race. They were cursed in a number of ways.

Serbian-born fashion designer Irena Dubrovna was living in New York City. She believes that she would turn into a cat or cat-like animal (such as a panther) if she was aroused to passion.

Number of group members listed below: 2

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The Cat Girl (Ann Gora) supporting character
  Cat Person
[girl with cat-like tendencies; descended from Cat-People]
Archie Archie Adventure Series 1
The Cat People The Cat People supporting character group
CBR Scale: MCBR Scale: S witchcraft; Cat People religion
[from village cursed because they practiced witchcraft] RKO Radio Pictures 4

The Cat People The Cat People

This character is in the following 4 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Cat People (1942)
Tales Calculated to Drive You Bats
World of Archie Double Digest #26 (Apr. 2013): "The Cat Girl" (mentioned)

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