Qat, an alternative spelling for khat, are the leaves of the Catha edulis shrub, chewed like tobacco or used to make tea to produce a feeling of euphoria.
An example of qat is what people use to make a stimulating tea.
- As in the common " swallowing-myths " which we have met among bushmen and Australians, and will find among the Greeks, Qat restored his brethren to life.
- Qat is always accompanied by a powerful supernatural spider named Marawa.
- Banks Islands are chiefly ancestor-worshippers, but they also believe in, and occasionally pray to, a being named I Qat, one of the prehuman race endowed with supernatural powers who here, as elsewhere, do duty as gods.
- Qat was born in the isle of Vanua Levu; his mother was either a stone at the time of his birth, or was turned into a stone afterwards, like Niobe.
- Qat had eleven brothers, not much more reputable than the Osbaldistones in Rob Roy.