The oldest surviving copy of The Saga of Eric the Red. It is the first account of the Americas in European history. The saga chronicles the events that led to Erik the Red's banishment to Greenland as well as Leif Ericson's discovery of Vinland the Good after his longship was blown off course. The original saga is thought to have been written in the 13th century.

The oldest surviving copy of The Saga of Eric the Red. It is the first account of the Americas in European history. The saga chronicles the events that led to Erik the Red's banishment to Greenland as well as Leif Ericson's discovery of Vinland the Good after his longship was blown off course. The original saga is thought to have been written in the 13th century.

Erik the Red gave Greenland its name over 1,000 years ago and ushered in the country’s Viking era. It is said that he was a particularly hot-headed fellow who, after being exiled from first Norway and later Iceland, finally settled in Greenland. Erik the Red married Tjodhilde, but history now repeated itself and his father's fate also befell Erik. In 982 he was sentenced to exile from Iceland for three years for murder...

Erik the Red gave Greenland its name over 1,000 years ago and ushered in the country’s Viking era. It is said that he was a particularly hot-headed fellow who, after being exiled from first Norway and later Iceland, finally settled in Greenland. Erik the Red married Tjodhilde, but history now repeated itself and his father's fate also befell Erik. In 982 he was sentenced to exile from Iceland for three years for murder...

Erik Thorvaldsson, known as Erik the Red, is remembered in medieval and Icelandic saga sources as having founded the first Norse settlement in Greenland. The Icelandic tradition indicates that he was born in the Jæren district of Rogaland, Norway, as the son of Thorvald Asvaldsson. The appellation "the Red" most likely refers to his hair color.

Erik Thorvaldsson, known as Erik the Red, is remembered in medieval and Icelandic saga sources as having founded the first Norse settlement in Greenland. The Icelandic tradition indicates that he was born in the Jæren district of Rogaland, Norway, as the son of Thorvald Asvaldsson. The appellation "the Red" most likely refers to his hair color.

Erik the Red(Eric Thorvaldsson) (950-1003 AD) Founded the first Norse settlement in Greenland. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Erik the Red(Eric Thorvaldsson) (950-1003 AD) Founded the first Norse settlement in Greenland. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Eric the Red coloring page. Mystery of History Volume 2, Lesson 51 #MOHII51

Eric the Red coloring page. Mystery of History Volume 2, Lesson 51 #MOHII51

A reconstruction of Erik the Red’s house in Iceland (Erik the Red lived about 1000 years ago).

A reconstruction of Erik the Red’s house in Iceland (Erik the Red lived about 1000 years ago).

Erik the Red (950-1003/04) sets sail for Greenland, illustration from 'The Book of Discovery' by T.C. Bridges, published 1931 (colour litho)...

Erik the Red (950-1003/04) sets sail for Greenland, illustration from 'The Book of Discovery' by T.C. Bridges, published 1931 (colour litho)...

Eric the Red, the fierce red-haired Viking who discovered Greenland about AD 982.   Artist	 Pat Nicolle

Eric the Red, the fierce red-haired Viking who discovered Greenland about AD 982. Artist Pat Nicolle

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