- November 24, 2022 at 3:30 pm#440866
Giving kittens to new brides.
NonPlayableCatGuestNovember 24, 2022 at 3:30 pm
You know Freya is a goddess because no mere mortal could make a cat pull a chariot.
Or go in a certain direction.
Or move at all.
(But in all seriousness, in an agricultural society like the Norse a cat was pretty necessary and a useful employee to have on the new farm.)
((Also probably something something, cats are fertile -> wishing fertility for the bride.))
midnitebbyGuestNovember 24, 2022 at 3:30 pm
Damnit where the hell is my cat?!
hamtarofan999GuestNovember 24, 2022 at 3:30 pm
I read this at first and thought it said bridges for some reason and I was picturing cool gangs of bridge cats.
Odd-Treat-3985GuestNovember 24, 2022 at 3:30 pm
Yet another bonus to being in a wlw relationship (which I, unfortunately, am not right now): TWO new cats when you get married.
Kotee_ivanovichGuestNovember 24, 2022 at 3:30 pm
Kittens shouldn’t be gifted. Only adopted with prior knowledge and ability to care for them. They’re not toys.
dragongrrrrrlGuestNovember 24, 2022 at 3:30 pm
Well what the hell, I guess I need to get remarried since I lost out on this awesome tradition. My husband is even Scandinavian!!
MoonKittyCityGuestNovember 24, 2022 at 3:30 pm
Now this here is a stellar idea
Difficult-War-9415GuestNovember 24, 2022 at 3:30 pm
My partner already knows this and sometimes jokes that proposing would be a complicated logistic event because he would have to “get that damn cat in advance” (I’m obsessed with a particular British cattery and I said a few times that if he would’ve pay a shitload of money for a ring he can spend it better on one of these perfect kitties instead)
darthjazzhandsGuestNovember 24, 2022 at 3:30 pm
You may fascinate a woman with cheese… and a cat
crycry_chemtrailsGuestNovember 24, 2022 at 3:30 pm
This explains many things
cashewbiscuitGuestNovember 24, 2022 at 3:30 pm
I think the practical reason was that cats are pest control, which is a great thing to gift someone who is starting a new house
Blue_eyed_bonesGuestNovember 24, 2022 at 3:30 pm
Can I trade it in for a puppy?
3nderslimeGuestNovember 24, 2022 at 3:30 pm
Just make sure they aren’t allergic before!
PatriciaMorticiaGuestNovember 24, 2022 at 3:30 pm
I’d rather have a dog, I’m allergic to kitties but I like the idea.
I_am_I_is_takenGuestNovember 24, 2022 at 3:30 pm
Need to go find myself a Viking.