Markland in Eirik the Red’s Saga

[Karlsefni’s expedition]

Chapter 8

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[...] After that [leaving Helluland] they sailed with a northerly wind for two days, and again sighted land, with large forests and many animals. An island lay to the south-east, off the coast, where they discovered a bear, and they called it Bjarney (Bear Island), and the forested land itself Markland. [...]

Chapter 12

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[...] They had southerly winds [from Straumfjord – Hauk’s Book says “from Vinland”] and reached Markland, where they met five natives. One was bearded, two were women and two of them children.[...]

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[...] They then came to Greenland and spent the winter with Eirik the Red. [...]

Source: Keneva Kunz, trans., "[Markland 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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