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 (Old Norse: Eiríkr Þorvaldsson; 950 – c. 1003), known as Erik the Red (Old Norse: Eiríkr hinn rauð), is remembered in medieval and Icelandic saga sources as having founded the first Norse settlement in Greenland.

Erik Thorvaldsson (Old Norse: Eiríkr Þorvaldsson; 950 – c. 1003), known as Erik the Red (Old Norse: Eiríkr hinn rauð), is remembered in medieval and Icelandic saga sources as having founded the first Norse settlement in Greenland.

Erik the Red : King of Winter (Hardcover) (Soren Mosdal)

Erik the Red : King of Winter (Hardcover) (Soren Mosdal)

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, he therefore also appears, patronymically, as Erik Thorvaldsson (Eiríkr Þorvaldsson). The appellation "the Red" most likely refers to his hair.

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, he therefore also appears, patronymically, as Erik Thorvaldsson (Eiríkr Þorvaldsson). The appellation "the Red" most likely refers to his hair.

/ by Erik Herrera. this is a photo that looks like a painting.  The composition is pure genius.

/ by Erik Herrera. this is a photo that looks like a painting. The composition is pure genius.

"The different sailing routes to Greenland, Vinland (Newfoundland), Helluland (Baffin Island) and Markland (Labrador) travelled by different characters in the Icelandic Sagas, mainly Saga of Erik the Red and Saga of the Greenlanders. The names are the common modern English versions of the old Norse names."

"The different sailing routes to Greenland, Vinland (Newfoundland), Helluland (Baffin Island) and Markland (Labrador) travelled by different characters in the Icelandic Sagas, mainly Saga of Erik the Red and Saga of the Greenlanders. The names are the common modern English versions of the old Norse names."

MessageToEagle.com – Erik the Red was a famous Viking who is today remembered for colonizing Greenland and being the father of the great Viking explorer Leif Erikson. Erik the Red’s life was full of difficulties and he was a very controversial Viking. He was very violent and his temper was beyond control. This resulted in …

MessageToEagle.com – Erik the Red was a famous Viking who is today remembered for colonizing Greenland and being the father of the great Viking explorer Leif Erikson. Erik the Red’s life was full of difficulties and he was a very controversial Viking. He was very violent and his temper was beyond control. This resulted in …

Eric the Red, Viking ship and marco polo coloring page, suggestions from LDS family School

Eric the Red, Viking ship and marco polo coloring page, suggestions from LDS family School

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