Pirates used a Cat-O-Nine-Tails as punishment – This is similar punishment that Jesus Christ was flogged with. It has often also has been called “A Cat on the Back” (Ten lashes, Nine Tails). #Pirates #PiratesMuseum #CatONineTails #Flogging #bgbg2
Pirates used a Cat-O-Nine-Tails as punishment
I saw this artifact at the St. Augustine Pirate Museum and I had to share with my readers.
Ten Lashes, Nine Tails
Getting whipped by a cat-o-nine-tails was very painful. A pirate would tie a victim to the mast with their back facing out, and lash them. Usually they were large knots on the end of the “tails” but sometimes pirates would tie hooks into the rope ends to make it extremely unbearable.
Even the cat-o-nine-tails that Jesus was clogged with was said to have elements of broken jars, glass, bone, metal pieces, etc. I’m sure there could have been hooks too as fishing was a way of life there.
Just like in Jesus day flogging or lashing was a common punishment. In pirate times 16-18th Century time period this was the most common punishment.
The “cat” consisted of nine tightly wound and knotted strands of cord attached to a piece of wood bound in leather. Some masochistic Pirates would weave fish hooks into the knotted cords. To make matters worse, the pain of the flogging was often intensified by adding salt and brine to the open wounds,
Pirate & Nautical Blog Posts
Cap’N ChristianBlogR here and I am sharing some Pirate and nautical blog posts with you my readers in this list below! Feel free to check them out! This includes things about pirates, sea life, nautical, ships, lighthouses, and more.
- A Ship Rose Up Out of the Deep Sea
- Battleship Word Attack Printable
- Bible Stories of the Sea
- Burn the Ships by For King Country
- Calming of the Storm
- Family survives the Great Flood
- Fishing for Men
- God is like a Compass
- The Great Catch
- Hundreds Survive Shipwreck
- International Talk Like a Pirate Day
- Lay your treasure … What is your treasure?
- Lighthouse Quote
- Man Swallowed by Whale & Lives
- Man Walks on Water
- My Adventure on a Pirate Ship
- Mystery Island is AiG’s VBS 2020
- National Lighthouse Day
- The Parted Waters
- Pirate Chest for Trunk-or-Treats
- Pirate Pancakes
- Pirate Ring Toss Game
- Pirate Ship Decked out for Christmas
- Pirate Themed Trunk or Treat
- Pirates had to have some kind of faith (Rosary and a Bible)
- Pirates used a Cat-O-Nine-Tails as punishment
- The Rainbow: A Covenat from God
- Sea Turned into Blood
- Sew the Sails (A Pirate’s Life)
- Sewing was an important part of lighthouse keeping
- What a confusing time to be a pirate
- What Seems Over Our Head is Under His Feet