Snorri Thorbrandson in Eirik the Red’s Saga

Chapter 7



One summer Karlsefni made his ship ready for a voyage to Greenland. Snorri Thorbrandsson of Alftafjord was to accompany him and they took a party of forty men with them.

Chapter 11


[...] A hard barrage rained down and the natives also had catapults. [...] Freydis came out [...]


[...]She came across a slain man, Thorbrand Snorrason, who had been struck in the head by a slab of stone. His sword lay beside him [...]

Source: Keneva Kunz, trans., "[Snorri Thorbrandsson in] Eirik the Red's Saga" in The Sagas of Icelanders: A Selection, preface by Jane Smiley, introduction by Robert Kellogg, (New York, London, Victoria (Australia), Toronto, Auckland: The Penguin Group, 2000), 653-674. Notes: Translations first published in "The Complete Sagas of Icelanders," volumes I-V (forty-nine tales), Leifur Eiriksson Publishing, Ltd., Iceland, 1997

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