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Cat in Scandinavian Myths

Freyja's horse-sized winged cats, who draw the Norse goddess's chariot. Vikings used cats as rat catchers and companions and are sometimes credited with the domestication of the Norwegian Forest Cat, or "Skogkatt". Freyja, the Viking goddess of love, fertility and war, was strongly associated with cats, as they were considered her sacred animals. She was often portrayed in a chariot drawn by two horse-sized winged cats. Kittens were given in her name to new brides, linking together Freya's influence over cats, romance and fertility.


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