Freydís Eiríksdóttir

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Freydís Eiríksdóttir

Death: Gardar, Igaliko, Grønland
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Daughter of Erik the Red and Thorbjarga
Wife of Torvard
Sister of Thurid Eriksdotter
Half sister of Leif "the Lucky" Eriksson; Thorstein Eríksson and Thorvald Eriksson

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About Freydís Eiríksdóttir

Freydís Eiríksdóttir was a daughter of Erik the Red, associated with the Norse exploration of North America. The only medieval sources which mention Freydís are the two Vinland sagas, believed to be composed in the 13th century but purporting to describe events around 1000. They offer widely different accounts, though in both Freydís appears as a strong-willed woman. Eiríks saga rauða describes her as a half-sister of Leif Eiríksson but according to Grœnlendinga saga she was a full sister.

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