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Husband Husband and Wife by humon Husband Husband and Wife by humon
I stumbled over a book about polygamy while looking for something about family structures at the library, and of course I had to give it a look. It told about various forms of polygamy through times, and stories from these places.

One that was interesting to me personally was a Danish saga from the Viking period. In it a Danish Viking warrior gathered a group of men and went on a raid to France. They came across a wealthy household and his men grabbed the married couple owning the place and dragged them out into the farmyard to kill them. But when the warrior saw them he found both to be quite beautiful and decided to spare their lives so he could take them home with him and have them “live with him”, if you know what I mean *wink wink*.
However, on their way home the ship ran into a storm and sank. Only the warrior and the French couple survived because he was a strong swimmer and grabbed them both. They ended up on the shores of England. Here they ran into monsters of various kinds which they killed. This impressed the English king so much that he decided to reward them with land.
Apparently somewhere along the way the French couple had developed the Stockholm syndrome, because they happily settle down with the Viking, and “all three lived together”.

Because the book was about polygamy it skipped over the fighting-monsters part, which got me really curious so I tried to find the actual saga but have had no luck so far. So I’ll just have to imagine what happened, which is why the French man got a sword. After all, the resume said they fought the monsters, so I’ll assume that at least the French man helped.

Oh, and for those thinking, “Why would the Vikings have a story about a warrior bringing home a guy? Weren’t they supposed to be big manly men?” It’s because the Vikings were a lot like the Greeks in that aspect that they only viewed the guy who bottomed as gay. The top was straight no matter how many men he banged, so it was not that unusual for them to bring home men as well as women.
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grazatt Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
The viking dude was the top, right?
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DaMushroom Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
thats...an interesting story....I wouldn't have pictured a viking bringing home a guy, though I'm sure there were gay. But your right-we view them as more of big burly manly men
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Avistew Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
It's been a while, any more luck finding the original story? I would really love to read it.

It seems weird that the book would cite its source, and it's frustrating, because I too would be interested in it!
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PandaPounce Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
I concur, it sounds really interesting!
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GaryGurl Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Found the story! At least I think I did:
Sturlunga saga, Guđmundar saga dýra
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jamesmarquis2 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
can you rember the name of the saga
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ohlsen98 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
What´s the Stockholm syndrome?
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:iconkintis:
Kintis Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
This: [link]
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:iconohlsen98:
ohlsen98 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Now I know, thanks :)
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KeyboardFish Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
The expressions are fantastic!
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:iconxsanto:
xsanto Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how you just random draw drawings, and at the same time educate us all :p
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GSnail Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"the Vikings were a lot like the Greeks in that aspect that they only viewed the guy who bottomed as gay"
And, you know, guys today.
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truemouse Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Now I have this idea of the big ole Viking guy weilding big ole Viking sword taking on enemies alongside a foil-weilding equally mad French guy whose fine fencery is the perfect compliment for the Viking's butchery.
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Renee-Niels Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD That would be frickin' awesome~
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CuriousCat22 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
This picture made me have good dreams about being a little french girl in a town being raided by vikings. :3

See what had happened was...
I was a french girl with amnesia dressed quite like the one in the picture. The town was being raided by sexy Norwegian vikings. They pulled me out of my house into my backyard and where about to kill me when one dude (sexy blonde viking as seen above) walked up and said he wanted to "have his way with me" before they killed meh. Sooo ^_^ he pinned me up against a wall with one hand, then I said something in NORWEGIAN! LE GASP!! They were all like,"wtf? O_O I thought she was french!" So they asked me a few questions, found out I had lost my memory and did not know who I was, and decided they didn't want to kill me because I was norwegian and took me on their ship instead. On the way back I was cuddled up next to the blonde dude when he said something like,"You'll stay with me from now on" and I responded,"I'd like that. ^_^ <3"

teehee thank you humon! ^_^
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HokoriTamashi Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Where did you read about this?
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Raygreens Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
at your local library.
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animefreakhacker897 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Student
I love this story. I'll search for it. if I find it, I will message you!!!
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HokoriTamashi Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Student General Artist
did you find it?
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animefreakhacker897 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Student
Not yet, my friend!
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:iconhokoritamashi:
HokoriTamashi Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Student General Artist
I really really want to read it.

and I'm not sure what to google.
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Osaki-Suzuki Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The blond viking reminds me of Eric Northman from True Blood XD
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ahead2627 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like it, but there seems to be something up with the torso of the viking.
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Ginger-Bunneh Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
that's interesting. they make such an adorable threesome too ^_^
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FaRoLeRa Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
I always thought it was very strange to hear polygamy only a man with several women ... I loved the story and more at the picture! :D
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inkeyes2 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
Um, out of curiosity...what's the name of that book?
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Harrylover92 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
Yeah, some reference material on polygamy would be great!
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UsagiYoukai Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
That is fascinating. I'd like to see a more detailed story on that too, but I think you filled it in nicely with your details.
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lukaner-Z Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
that's a juicy story :mew:, make me think in how awesome books ca be, by the way how is this story called?
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ORDinaryDreamer Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
well damn my viking ancestors lol whatever works I guess. That's a sort of romantic story too
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delarss Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
WOOOOOW :D thanks for sharing it :D, i like it :D
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legendStormcrow Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
Hmm. That part of my ancestry I'd like to forget now.
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BookLyrm Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Do you know the name of the Danish saga? I doubt I'd have more success finding it than you, but I'm curious...
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Teddy7777 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Student
I love this idea...
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TheodoreMurritea Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
great pic as always. now tis my mission to find said story lol
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AmeMegami Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Polyandry ftw.
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MidnyhtNoon Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
Interesting and I like the picture, but the Viking's sword looks like it's at a bad angle
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Renzoki Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
sooo interesting OwO
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WenchyLidahDarling Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
hey do you know the name of that book?
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ilovezombies Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
ace! i lovewhat youve written below the pic too! really cool to see you know your stuff1 its a shame you cant find the saga, id love to read it, of have it sang to me in a mead hall...:D
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MiserObakeChan Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Whats the name of this story? This premise sounds awfully familiar. Nice picture by the way. Love it!
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Mystieka-Senko Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Student General Artist
I love Vikings, and I love your art, and when they meet each other I just melt into a big pile of love <3
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:iconstarry-eyed-werewolf:
You know, I love when you post things like this.
1) I get to see amazing work
and
2) I learn. I freaking learn things.
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:iconfrohtastic:
Frohtastic Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
its only gay if you receive/recieve ( whatever how its spelled >< my spelling seems to be up the bum at the moment )
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EnygmaticHarlequins Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
I WANT THAT BOOK. D:
<3
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Sunofdaydream Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
Hi :)

That book sounds interresting... What is the title of it?
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vore Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
Would love to track down that story myself! Definitely not one I've heard of.
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KatelinMR Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
God I love the Greek way of thiking *G*

I always like your stories below your drawings so much!! :D

And nice viking Ö
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blahgirl13 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Student General Artist
hahahahaha oh History~~~ how you amuse me so~ <3

thank you for all the interesting bits, Humon!!
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