Hidden Tales: Lesbians in Nordic Folklore


SKU: 9798223772880
Author: Weston, Sara L
Publication Date: 10/17/2023
Publisher: Sara L. Weston
Binding: Paperback
Media: Book
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Hidden Tales: Lesbians in Nordic Folklore is a groundbreaking exploration of the often overlooked stories of lesbian love and desire in the rich tapestry of Nordic mythology and folklore. Drawing from ancient sagas, legends, and folktales, this book uncovers the hidden narratives of same-sex relationships between women in the Nordic region. From the passionate love affairs of goddesses and valkyries to the forbidden romances of mortal women, these tales offer a unique perspective on the diverse expressions of love and sexuality in Norse, Icelandic, and Swedish folklore. Through careful research and analysis, this book sheds light on the presence and significance of lesbian characters and relationships in Nordic mythology, challenging traditional narratives and expanding our understanding of queer representation in folklore. Hidden Tales: Lesbians in Nordic Folklore is a must-read for anyone interested in LGBTQ+ history, mythology, and the power of storytelling to shape our understanding of identity and love.