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  • Erik the Red
  • Erik the Red and his son Thorstein the Unlucky attempted another trip but were unsuccessful.
  • During his banishment he was travelling looking for new lands and discovered Greenland.
  • Erik died during the winter of 1003-1004 in Greenland of a terminal illness (with a a sword in his hand). Erik the Red was a hot-tempered man who often found himself in trouble. Despite this, he managed to turn his troubles into opportunity. Erik the Red is honored for his discovery and settlement of Greenland.
  • Things were going well for while but then the settlers experienced very cold weather and many returned to Iceland or died.
  • Goodbye Erik
  • Erik's son Lief was the first one to bring Christianity to Greenland in 998, but Erik remained true to his pagan gods.
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