“EIRIK’S FJORD” —Roland Vikre

185282_242343945799288_7322889_n
In 983 or so, after killing a couple of his neighbors, banished Norseman Erik the Red sailed west of Iceland and came upon a chilly island with a Fiord in the middle.
Not surprisingly, he named the Fiord after himself.
Then, in an attempt to make a very cold place sound better than it was and more hospitable to settlement, he named the island “Greenland”. Sadly, things did not go well for the Vikings on Greenland, and they disappeared by the 16th century.

c.v.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s