HISTORY OF THE CAT IN THE DARK AGES (PART 4)

Because Viking raids continued into the 9th century, Irish monks continued to flee the on-going invasions by travelling to far off havens.  One such monk exiled in Reichenau on Lake Constance is immortalized for writing a now famous poem in honor of his cat, Pangur Bán†. The cat, not yet completely identified with the devil […]

HISTORY OF THE CAT IN THE DARK AGES (PART 3)

Cats in Lindisfarne Gospel and Book of Kells   Even though, on the one hand, Christianity sought the total destruction of the old ways and temples during the Dark Ages, on the other, in their place, it began to erect a handful of churches and monasteries that blossomed into isolated centers of art, writing and […]