Mirroring the scenario of prehistoric grain storages, cats were also pretty handy when it came to dealing with rats and mice on ships that traveled long distances.To that end, according to Kristian Gregersen, a Conservator from the Natural History Museum of Denmark, their archaeological database points to a domestication scope where cats were not only commonplace in the Viking Age but also during the Iron Age in Denmark.To provide some context, 20th-century scholars originally believed that the ancestors of modern-day domesticated cats roamed around the farming communities of Neolithic Mesopotamia about 8,000 years ago.However, a fascinating discovery made in Cyprus in 2004 revealed the 9,500-year old remains of a cat which was buried along with its human owner.One of such instances is hinted by the cat remains inside a Viking grave dating from circa 8th-11th century AD.
Introduced as a recurring character in the second season, she is the firstborn child of Mikael and Esther, the elder sister of Finn, Elijah, Kol, Rebekah and Henrik, the maternal older half-sister of Niklaus Mikaelson and the paternal aunt of Hope Mikaelson.
One source said: “Freya was in quite a dodgy state.
It is not looking very good.” Freya, who insiders say is the friendliest cat on Downing Street, is famed for her daring behaviour but her inquisitive nature has led to her frequently going missing from her Westminster home.
As Jes Martens from the Cultural History Museum in Oslo, Norway, said (back in 2016) – Archaeologist Christian Koch Madsen from the National Museum in Copenhagen also talked about how the Vikings were probably responsible for introducing cats to few of the remote parts of the world, including Greenland.
And the vehicle of their migration obviously pertained to the Viking ships commanded by intrepid adventurers, explorers, traders, and colonists.