Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Home Spun comic strip #392
It's one of our favorite Norse myths. Thor and Loki visit the giants and Thor is given different challenges to test his strength. One of the challenges is to pick up a cat. He stretches the cat's back to the ceiling, but still the cat's feet remained on the floor. In the end, he could only lift one of the cat's paws from the floor. Thor later found out it was a trick, but we believe this was still a very accurate description of cat behavior.
If you want to read the Norse Myths, I recommend The Children of Odin: The Book of Northern Myths by Padraic Colum. It's written for children and is very readable. (Dover sells it as Nordic Gods and Heroes, but it's the same book.)