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The Vinland Sagas: The Norse Discovery of America Chapter Summary & Analysis - Eirik's Saga, Chapters 7 - 8, Karlsefni in Greenland, Karlsefni Goes to Vinland Summary

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Eirik's Saga, Chapters 7 - 8, Karlsefni in Greenland, Karlsefni Goes to Vinland Summary and Analysis

Chapter 7 introduces Thorfinn Karlsefni, the son of Thord Hose-Head; Karlsefni was rich and was of noble birth; he was a well-known merchant on the seas and took a voyage to Greenland with Snorri Thorbrandsson and forty other men. Two other men, Bjarni and Thorhall, brought forty men of their own. Both ships reached Eiriksfjord in the fall. Eirik traded with them and the captains gave Eirik gifts. Eirik in turn invited them to his home, Brattahlid where they could store their goods. They all then spent the winter together. During the Christmas feast, Karlsefni asked Eirik for Gudrid's hand in marriage. Eirik supported the proposal and saw this as a way for her destiny to be fulfilled.

In Chapter 8, many of the men at Brattahlid...

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