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NANCYBOYS AND MACHO VIKINGS

July 30

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One event on 31 July, 2020 at 00:00

THE VIKING MUSEUM IS JOINED BY ALEXANDER VOLK FROM FLAMING VIKING TOURS DURING PRIDE

NANCYBOYS AND MACHO VIKINGS

The tour takes place following hours:
11.00, 13.00 and 15.00. The tour is included in the entry ticket. The tour is recommended from 13 years, swearing may occur.

Join us for an exciting, enlightening and funny tour through the Vikings attitude towards homosexuality and masculinity.
In the first part, Macho Vikings:  Fear of the Butt we take examples from the language, laws and culture to take a look at masculinity and femininity, bottomshaming and gay panic. We cover some of the basics of Viking culture and compare with other cultures and periods in Swedish history.
In the second part Sagolika Sissies:  Sejd, Myth and Gender, it’s Norse mythology with Loke genderbending, Asgårds alpha male, Oden, who is not as straight as thought and the time Tor did a dragshow for the giant Tyrm.

We will learn about sejd–the magic warlocks and witches practiced and its connection to weaving, goddesses and womanhood. The Shield Maidens really existed, and, it is still a controversy today as well as the beginning of a long tradition of women who lived as soldiers.

Tour in Swedish or English depending on group. The tour is around one hour long.

Bio in English

Alexander Volk is an Qualified Stockholm Guide who is certified for The Rune Kingdom. He studies Old Norse and Vikings at Stockholm University. He is originally from the US and has lived in Sweden for 25 years. He has a background as a stand-up comedian and translator. He studied Anthropology and Ancient Greek at Colorado College. Together with Veerle Schrovens he runs The Most Colorful Guides in Stockholm and Flaming Viking Tours, which makes LGBT historical city walks.

Check out their other Pride city walks on flamingvikingtours.se and “straight but not narrow” city walks at mostcolorfulguides.com.

Because of the current situation we only allow a maximum of 50 people per tour. To guarantee your spot, prebook your ticket here.

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July 30
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