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“Meir af viel en karlmennsku”: Monstrous Masculinity in Viktors saga ok Blávus

From the book Paranormal Encounters in Iceland 1150–1400

  • Védís Ragnheiðardóttir


This article examines the portrayal of masculinity in the chivalric saga Viktors saga ok Blávus. After winning a duel, the protagonists lament their actions, stating that they were unmasculine. The article argues that what made the behavior unmasculine was the protagonists’ unwillingness to follow societal norms, resulting in them performing monstrous masculinity.

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