A Brief History of Cougars

Joseph and the Wife of Potiphar, c. 1649 (oil on canvas)
The Bridgeman Art Library / Getty

Cougar in the Biblical Sense
In the book of Genesis, the Wife of Potiphar is never given a name, but her actions — like the seduction of the young Joseph — stick in the imagination, inspiring a multitude of works of Western art.

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