The Vinland Sagas: The Norse Discovery of America - Study Guide Eirik's Saga, Chapters 3 - 4, Gudrid Goes to Greenland, Gudrid is Told Her Future Summary & Analysis

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A man named Thorbjorn Vifilsson married Hallveig and acquired land. He grew in statue and became a chieftain, running a large farm. His daughter, Gudrid, was beautiful and exceptional. Thorgeir, a freed slave, had become wealthy; his son, Einar, was handsome and courteous. He was also a good trader with Norway. While in Iceland engaging in trade, Einar ran across Gudrid, who he then pursued. He asks a friend, Orm, to push for the marriage, and argues that Gudrud's father, Thorbjorn, needs to marry Gudrid to a rich man. Orm resisted but Einar pushed forward.

At a feast that Thorbjorn held, Orm spoke with him about Einar and made Thorbjorn's argument. Thorbjorn was deeply insulted and denied the request. In the...

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