The Vinland Sagas: The Norse Discovery of America - Grænlendinga Saga, Chapters 1 - 2, Eirik Explores Greenland, Bjarni Sights Land to the West Summary & Analysis

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The Grænlendinga Saga is about the exploration of Greenland. It begins in Chapter One, with the introduction of Thorvald, the son of Asvald, who is the father of Eirik the Red (known today as Erik the Red). Thorvald and Eirik lived in Jaederen, Norway. They killed some men and so were exiled, traveling to Iceland, which was then well-settled.

Thorvald and Eirik settled at Drangar in Hornstrands; Thorvald dies there and Eirik marries Thjodhild, the daughter of Jorund Ulfsson. The two of them move south and create a home they call Eirikstead. They then conceive a son, who they name Leif.

Eirik is banned from Haukadale because he murdered Eyjolf Saur and Hrafn the Dueller; this forces him...

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