Re: Homosexuality in Glorantha

From: Grimmund <grimmund_at_COu-Tf3P46ScNy0qKyl19JiB5VcWkaCPNvRAL43aNuZdtZa7enE9E8mvNuYCqwZ7j3v>
Date: Sat, 12 Sep 2009 13:00:19 -0500

On Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 5:38 PM, markmohrfield <>wrote:

I picture the Orlanthi reacting to homosexuality much as the Vikings did to
> ergi

(their own term for it). I.e., twas a deadly insult.

It is my understanding that the Viking men considered rape in general an insult, regardless of the gender of the target, and when using rape as a tool to terrorize a population, were not particularly picky about the gender of the victim. Or, rather, they raped both men and women as a means to an end.

Note the implication: It is ok for a man to use another man; it is not OK to be thus used.

See the longer explanation here, with citations:



Ha!  Commentary on the Favre/Vikings bit:

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