At one point during Gun Blogger Rendezvous I was watching people exchange business cards and commented that I almost had cards to bring, but I did the Internet search, and found the design I wanted, too late.
I hadn't thought people would pay the off-hand, half aloud remark any attention, but I found myself explaining that I had done a Google Image search for Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom and liberty, and it led me to a Zazzle store of mostly libertarian tendencies, with strong Wookie Suiter influence, which sells, among other things, business cards with the image of Libertas on them.
|A phrygian cap|
- Libertas (Roman religion) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia
- Libertas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- The Goddess of Freedom: from Libertas to Lady Liberty - CIRCLE Magazine
- Roman Pantheon
- De Religione Romana
|Seal of the US Army, with phrygian cap|
|3rd Century AD Roman coin depicting Libertas. Source.|
One reason I was looking for the photos of Libertas was that I had run across a reference to the cat as her familiar. I knew that the Romans regarded dogs as cthonic creatures, and dirty, due to their eating carrion, and the fact that they slept while the barbarians snuck into Rome (while the geese, of course, raised the alarm), but I was unfamiliar (no pun intended) with Roman attitudes towards cats. On the other hand, you can easily see (unless you are so prejudiced against cats you refuse to) how a cat--or Cat--would be a symbol of freedom and liberty.
Some of the sources list Cat as a symbol of Libertas, others do not. Most list a staff and/or a spear.
I'm pretty sure I had more to say on the subject, but... I got nuthin'.