The Last Viking Returns

Thorbjorg Ship-Bosom

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This is not a regular scheduled post, but I just couldn’t resist it. In an upcoming blog I’ve have written more about Leif Erikson, the most famous of all Vikings, being as he discovered America, and where would we be without them, eh?  That is a trick question. There‘s no need to answer it.

I mentioned earlier that Vikings often had fabulous names, but looking at the Icelandic Sagas I found that Leif’s mother-in-law beats them all.   She was called Thorbjorg Ship-Bosom, and according to reports she was a formidable woman to cross, like many of her fellow Viking wives, I somehow imagine.

And, at the risk of sounding like an old British comedian, you’d have to wonder what drove Leif off for months at time to explore the ends of the world, where beyond the edge of maps they marked, Here be dragons.

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Author: normanjorgensen

I'm an Australian writer of books for kids and teenagers. I like traveling and seeing the world, especially through the the lens of my camera. I'm addicted to old movies, red wine and books and decent music.

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