*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