Tag: animals

  • The Norse Cat Who Eats Poor People at Christmas

    The Norse Cat Who Eats Poor People at Christmas

    Did everyone get socks this Christmas? If not, you may be overdue for a visit from the Yule Cat. The Icelandic Yule Cat brings an element of terror to the festive season by eating people who didn’t receive a present of new clothes and teaching us the folklore of wild cats and powerful women.

  • The Anomalous Pangolin

    The Anomalous Pangolin

    Pangolins are interesting to anthropologists because they tell us something about how we classify things, and how we react to things that can’t easily be classified.