Insulting Women: Flyting in Old Norse Literature — WE ARE STAR STUFF

Very interesting read!!

 

Verbal duelling is a major part of the sagas and Eddas, as a substitute for other kinds of violence. Mostly it happens between two men, who accuse each other of cowardice, effeminacy, and general unmanliness. However, there are incidents of male – female flyting as well, with men and women trading insults, usually much the […]

via Insulting Women: Flyting in Old Norse Literature — WE ARE STAR STUFF

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