Trossingen Lyre (6th century Germanic Lyre)
(via KateCorwen on YouTube)
This is beautiful.
valhallawaits asked: In regards to the question about Vikings in North America, I just wrote a paper on Viking Expansion and they didn't really stick around there for very long. Settlements were small and only lasted a few decades before weather or attacks from natives forced them to leave. Only other thing I could suggest is the Saga of the Greenlanders, but there isn't a whole lot on the subject sadly.
Yes, that was I was thinking but I couldn’t find an online version of the Grænlendinga saga, fortunately here’s a book that has one, in it tt’s called as The Vinland Saga, but I checked with my printed version and it’s the same text. It also comes with some commentaries and other stuff that might be helpful for that paper.
The book is Voyages To Vinland The First American Saga Newly Translated And Interpreted by Einar Haugen (Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1942) and you can find it here.
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into-black asked: hello there (: For my history class, I have to write an essay on how the vikings having been in North America (Canada in specific) affects our modern view of Canadian history (or something else along those lines. I was wondering if by any chance you know of any sites that may help me?? I thought I'd ask. Have a lovely evening.
Well, you could check out the official page of L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site at Parks Canada or UNESCOS’ one too.
Also here’s an online version of The Saga of Erik the Red, written in Iceland in the 13th century it describes the events of the vikings’ arrival and attempts of settlement in America.
And maybe anybody else of my followers has some other suggestions… Anybody?
Illustration by John D, Batten
for Celtic Fairy Tales collected by Joseph Jacobs