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Eirik the Red's Saga

Eirik the Red's Saga by Anonymous
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In this saga, the events that led to Eirik the Red’s banishment to Greenland are chronicled, as well as Leif Eirikson’s discovery of Vinland the Good (a place where wheat and grapes grew naturally), after his longboat was blown off-course. By geographical details, this place is surmised to be present-day Newfoundland, and is likely the first European discovery of the American mainland, some five centuries before Christopher Columbus’s journey.

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EIRIK THE RED'S SAGA:

A TRANSLATION

READ BEFORE THE LITERARY AND PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY OF LIVERPOOL,

JANUARY 12TH, 1880,

BY THE REV. J. SEPHTON.

LIVERPOOL: D. MARPLES & CO., LIMITED, MELVILL CHAMBERS.

1880.

CONTENTS.

1. How Vifil, Gudrid's grandfather, came to Iceland.

2. Of Eirik the Red, and his discovery of Greenland.

3. Gudrid's parentage, and the emigration of her father, Thorbjorn, and his family to Greenland.

4. Eirik's family, and his son Leif's discovery of Vinland.

5. Gudrid marries Thorstein, son of Eirik the Red. [Sickness and death of Thorstein.]

6. Gudrid marries Karlsefni.

7. Karlsefni's expedition to Vinland. The first winter is passed at Straumsfjordr.

8. Fate of Thorhall the Sportsman... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 2 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - July 24, 2014
Subject: Eirik the Red’s Saga
Good to listen too, but a bit dry.


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