Did the Vikings Kill Gay People and Dump them in Bogs?

Did the Vikings Kill Gay People and Dump them in Bogs?
Did the Vikings Kill Gay People and Dump them in Bogs? from YouTube

*CONTENT WARNING: Adult themes and images of human remains*

There’s an odd rumour that’s spread around that the Vikings murdered people we would today consider part of the LGBTQ+ community and dumped their bodies in peat bogs. Yeah, I know.
But what evidence do we have that same-sex relationships were frowned upon in the Viking Age? Was it really not OK to be gay in Viking Age Europe? Is this just a case of later church laws imposing their views on others? Did the Vikings really have masculinity so fragile you could knock it down with a feather? And what does an unreliable Imperial Roman writer, gladiators, and ancient undertakers have to do with all of this?
And where did I leave my tea?
Join Jimmy as he explores what sources we actually have on all of these attitudes, and maybe enjoy the birdsong and greenery as well.

https://youtu.be/_cYRcN3CP6Q The amazing work of Antti Palosaari, who made me my new intro animation: @Anttimation Some reading: https://www.kyrackramer.com/2018/11/0… https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of… WARNING: mentions sexual assault: https://www.jstor.org/stable/40918734 https://www.jstor.org/stable/41658776 Find me elsewhere: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jimmyjohnson Ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/thewelshviking My actual website: www.welshviking.com

Sacrifice, Society, Butchers, and Philosophy

Sacrifice, Society, Butchers, and Philosophy
Sacrifice, Society, Butchers, and Philosophy from YouTube

Understanding the sacrificial ritual and feast within Indo-European Culture, allows us to align it to the Proto Indo-European Creation Myth. And in this video we look at Society, Butchers, Sacrifice, and Philosophy to see how it brings all this together. This video does discuss sensitive topics such as human and animal sacrifice, and so please avoid watching if such topics will upset you.

► Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crecganford ► Facebook Fan Page: https://facebook.com/crecganford Patreon: ► Join the Patreon: » https://www.patreon.com/crecganford In this video, Crecganford dives deep into the connection between ancient rituals of sacrifice and modern social rituals. It is absolutely riveting, and helpful in understanding the bases of some ways hierarchy plays out in many societies.

‘Singing and dancing to their deaths’: football’s forgotten tragedy | Rangers | The Guardian

I cried and cursed without sound. I could feel my eyes bulge. Then an ear popped. I tasted blood and my chest felt as though it was splintering.Everything became calm. I looked at the horizon and saw the black shapes of the River Clyde cranes against the white sky swap places and become a negative…

Europe’s Secret Armies – The Polish Resistance – Full Documentary

The Polish Resistance

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNKmifIw1tg&ab_channel=DocumentaryBase[/embed] The armies of the countries of mainland Europe were powerless to stop Hitler’s war machine as it crushed all in its path during the early months of World War 2. The terrifying tactic of ‘Blitzkrieg’ saw city after city fall beneath the Nazi jackboot. The people of previously free counties began to look for…

Representing Medieval Space: A Panel Discussion

Representing Medieval Space

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPX5Wk1Vxbw&ab_channel=TheExilianChannel[/embed] With historians Mária Vargha, Acer Lewis, and Madeleine Sterns: chaired by James Baillie. This panel was recorded as part of the Coding Medieval Worlds 3 event, run by Exilian and the University of Vienna Digital Humanities Group, on February 25, 2023.

Naughty Nuns, Flatulent Monks, and Other Surprises of Sacred Medieval Manuscripts

Surprises of Sacred Medieval Manuscripts

Flipping through an illustrated manuscript from the 13th century, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Jesus loved a good fart joke. That’s because the margins of these handmade devotional books were filled with imagery depicting everything from scatological humor to mythical beasts to sexually explicit satire. Though we may still get a kick out of…

Riddle solved: Why was Roman concrete so durable? | MIT News | Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MIT-Roman Concrete Photo of a building on the left, microscopic view of a piece of concrete on the right.
Riddle solved: Why was Roman concrete so durable? (MIT News | Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Researchers have discovered ancient Roman concrete-manufacturing strategies that incorporated self-healing. Applying this knowledge toward modern cement production, they hope to improve the material’s environmental impact.

Previously disregarded as merely evidence of sloppy mixing practices, or poor-quality raw materials, the new study suggests that these tiny lime clasts gave the concrete a previously unrecognized self-healing capability. “The idea that the presence of these lime clasts was simply attributed to low quality control always bothered me,” says Masic. “If the Romans put…

5 Surprising Differences Between Ashkenazi & Sephardic Jews | Big Jewish Ideas | Unpacked

Different Jewish Ethnicities
5 Surprising Differences Between Ashkenazi & Sephardic Jews | Big Jewish Ideas | Unpacked from YouTube

New channel alert https://www.youtube.com/@todayunpacked – Oftentimes, Jewish people depicted in the media typically appear to be of European descent, yet most J…

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-TjGJ9bgKQ&ab_channel=Unpacked[/embed] While the two largest groups of Jews in North America are Ashkenazi Jews from countries like Germany, France and Eastern Europe, and Sephardic Jews from Portugal and Spain, there are also Mizrahi Jews from the Middle East, Ethiopian Jews, and so many more across the globe. Although there are many differences between these groups…

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