The Sagas of the Icelanders May Not be Myth After All
February 21, 2021 renegade
The researchers from the University of Coventry mapped out the interactions between over 1,500 characters that appear in 18 sagas including five, particularly famous epic tales. Their analyses show that the overall network of saga society is consistent with real social networks.
Although the historicity of these tales is often questioned, this research supports the hypothesis that the Sagas are based on reality and contain fictionalized distortions of real societies.