Can You Ken? XVIIII

Another weekly kenning challenge here. So step back, and see if you can figure out this one:

Freyja-drawer

What might this be a kenning for?

If you answered ‘a carver’ then you would be wrong. The correct answer is ‘a cat’.

Snorri Sturluson — author of the Edda, poetry lover, and assassinated politician — preserved the knowledge that Freyja’s wagon was pulled by two cats. Silly, you say? Have you seen the size of Norwegian Forest Cats?! No? Well…I haven’t actually either, but I hear they are quite large. The largest are just about the weight of a small lynx.

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