Ketta are cat spirits. Ketta literally means shecat or female cat but the word is also used to identify certain fierce female spirits. The most famous Ketta is the being that Grendel, the monster in Beowulf, calls Mom. Some perceive a resemblance between Grendel’s Mother and Black Annis (Cat Annis)




As a large cat, a woman or something in between. The defining characteristic seems to be extremely long sharp cat’s claws (even if the rest of the body appears human).

See Also:

  • Black Annis
  • Neko Mata


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