Kerberos (magazine)

Kerberos was a Swedish language satirical magazine published in Helsinki, Finland, in the period 1917–1921.[1] Its subtitle was Tidskrift för satir och humor (Swedish: Satirical and humor magazine).[2]

CategoriesSatirical magazine
Year founded1917
Final issue1921
Based inHelsinki
Cartoons used in Kerberos

History and profileEdit

Kerberos was launched in 1917.[3] The magazine had a liberal political stance although politics was not its sole focus.[1] Because it also featured artistic writings.[1] From 1917 to 1918 it also produced a Finnish language edition which improved the popularity of the magazine.[1] The audience of the magazine was cultural elites.[1]

Kerberos supported anti-communist and anti-bolshevik views when dealing with the newly founded communist regime in Russia.[1] The magazine authors argued that monarchy would be better option for the country and also, for the interests of Finland.[1] The magazine folded in 1921[3] and was succeeded by another Swedish language satirical magazine, Garm.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Anni Kangas (2007). The Knight, the Beast and the Treasure: a semeiotic inquiry into the Finnish political imaginary on Russia, 1918-1930s (PhD thesis). University of Tampere. pp. 61–62, 162. hdl:10024/67797.
  2. ^ Nikolai Sadik-Ogli (2012). "Finland and Futurism". International Yearbook of Futurism Studies. 2 (1): 349. doi:10.1515/futur-2012.0018.
  3. ^ a b "Kerberos: konstnärliga publikationen: tidskrift för satir och humor" (in Finnish). Retrieved 11 September 2021.

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