The Vinland Sagas: The Norse Discovery of America - Eirik's Saga, Chapters 1 - 2, Gudrid's Ancestry, Eirik Explores Greenland Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 1 begins Eirik's Saga. It opens with the introduction of a warrior-king named Olaf the white, who was sired by King Ingjald. Olaf conquered Dublin and made himself king in Ireland. He then took Aud the Deep-Minded as his wife, who was herself the daughter of Ketil Flat-Nose. Together, Aud and Ingjald have a son named Thorstein the Red.

During a battle in Ireland, Olaf was killed, and so Aud and Thorstein the Red left to Hebrides. Thorstein married Thurid and they produced many offspring. Thorstein the Red then became warrior-king and with Earl Sigurd the Powerful, conquered many lands in Scotland. He ruled a king until the Scots betrayed him and he was killed during a battle.

When she heard that Thorstein died, Aud the Deep-Minded had a...

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