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

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