- Thorstein Eríksson
unreferenced = October 2007
wikify = October 2007Thorstein Eríksson was the youngest son of
Erik the Red. Leif Eriksson's voyage is discussed extensively in Brattahlidand Thorvald, Leif's brother, thinks that Vinlandwas not explored enough. Leif offers him his ship for a new voyage there and he accepts. Setting sail with a crew of 30, Thorvald arrives in Vinland where Leif had previously made camp. They stay there for the winter and live on fishing.
In the spring Thorvald goes exploring and sails to the west. They find no signs of human habitation except for one corn-shed. They return to their camp for the winter.
The next summer Thorvald explores to the east and north of their camp. At one point the explorers disembark in a pleasant forested area.
[Thorvald] then said: "Here it is beautiful, and here would I like to raise my dwelling." Then went they to the ship, and saw upon the sands within the promontory three elevations, and went thither, and saw there three skin boats (canoes), and three men under each. Then divided they their people, and caught them all, except one, who got away with his boat. They killed the other eight, and then went back to the cape, and looked round them, and saw some heights inside of the firth, and supposed that these were dwellings. — Reeves' translation
The natives, called
Skraelings(ON: Skrælingar) by the Norsemen, return with a larger force and attack Thorvald and his men. The Skraelings fire missilesat them for a while and then retreat. Thorvald receives a fatal wound and is buried in Vinland. His crew returns to Greenland.
Thorstein Eriksson resolves to go to Vinland for the body of his brother. The same ship is prepared yet again and Thorstein sets sail with a crew of 25 and his wife Gudrid (ON: Guðríðr).
The expedition never reaches Vinland and after driving about the whole summer the ship ends up back at the coast of Greenland. During the winter, Thorstein falls ill and dies but speaks out of his dead body and tells the fortune of his wife Gudrid, predicting a long and prosperous life for her.
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Thorstein — is a Norwegian masculine given name, and may refer to:* Thorstein Eríksson, youngest son of Erik the Red * Thorstein Helstad (born 1977), Norwegian footballer * Thorstein Johansen (1888 1963), Norwegian rifle shooter * Thorstein John Ohnstad… … Wikipedia
Thorsteinn Eriksson — Thorstein Eriksson (nórdico antiguo: Þōrsteinn Eirīksson) era el hijo menor del explorador vikingo Eric el Rojo. Thorstein Eiriksson jugó su papel como explorador en muchos viajes por Escandinavia. El viaje de Leif Eriksson se discutió mucho en… … Wikipedia Español
Grœnlendinga saga — or the Saga of the Greenlanders is an Icelandic saga. Along with Eiríks saga rauða it is one of the two main literary sources of information for the Norse exploration of North America. It relates the colonization of Greenland by Erik the Red and… … Wikipedia
Der Weg nach Vinland — ist ein Roman von Margaret Elphinstone, der 2000 unter dem englischen Titel The Sea Road bei Canongate Books in Edinburgh erschien. Die Übersetzung ins Deutsche besorgte Marion Balkenhol. 5. Juli bis 23. September 1051 in Rom: Der isländische… … Deutsch Wikipedia
Discontinued ISSF shooting events — This article includes the ISSF World Shooting Championships medal tables of currently discontinued shooting events. The events that International Shooting Sport Federation presently includes in World Championships and Olympic Games are listed in… … Wikipedia
Besiedlung Amerikas — Unter der Besiedlung Amerikas wird im Allgemeinen die Besiedlungsgeschichte des amerikanischen Kontinents verstanden, das heißt die Geschichte der (Völker )Einwanderungen im Unterschied zu bloßen Entdeckungen Amerikas ohne Niederlassungen. Sie… … Deutsch Wikipedia
Guðríður Þorbjarnardóttir — Abguss einer von Ásmundur Sveinsson geschaffenen Statue von Guðríður Þorbjarnardóttir und ihrem Sohn in Laugarbrekka, Island Guðríður Þorbjarnardóttir – deutsch auch Gudridur Thorbjarnardottir – (* in Laugarbrekka auf Snæfellsnes) war eine… … Deutsch Wikipedia
List of Olympic medalists in shooting — This is the complete list of Olympic medalists in shooting from 1900 to 2008. See also: Shooting at the Summer Olympics and Lists of Olympic medalists Contents 1 Current program 1.1 Men 1.1.1 50 metre rifle three positions … Wikipedia
Liste der Olympiasieger im Schießen/Medaillengewinner — Olympiasieger Schießen Übersicht Medaillengewinner Medaillengewinnerinnen … Deutsch Wikipedia
Tir aux Jeux olympiques d'été de 1920 — Infobox compétition sportive Tir aux Jeux olympiques d été de 1920 Généralités … Wikipédia en Français