Trolling Gudmundr: Paranormal defamation in Ljósvetninga saga

Yoav Tirosh*

*Corresponding author for this work

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To understand sexual defamation in the Icelandic sagas more comprehensively, this article surveys the paranormal attributes attached to Gudmundr inn ríki in Ljósvetninga saga and how they are used to "throw shade" on his character. One's very humanness can be called into question through association with the paranormal.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationParanormal Encounters in Iceland 1150-1400
Number of pages26
PublisherDe Gruyter
Publication date23 Mar 2020
ISBN (Print)9781580443296
ISBN (Electronic)9781501513862
Publication statusPublished - 23 Mar 2020
Externally publishedYes


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