Homosexuality in the Viking World

The Norse Sagas and poems have absolutely no mentioning of any homosexual relationships whatsoever. But that does not mean that there weren’t any gay or lesbian relationships amongst the people of the North. It also does not mean that gay, lesbian, or bisexual relationships weren’t tolerated either. Christian influence, along with other male dominated cultures that came into the Norse world, frowned greatly upon homosexuality in any shape or form.  This stigma has carried itself into the present day as there continues to be a tendency for people to retain some of their prejudices and attitudes towards…

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