Viking Tales (Illustrated Edition)
ebook ∣ Myths & Legends from the Land of Ice and Fire
By Jennie Hall
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Viking Tales is a historical children's book that recounts legends, myths and sagas of Vikings, their achievements, and the Viking ethos and culture. The journey starts in Norway with the birth of Harald Shock Hair, son of Halfdan the Black. Harald was the one who united the lesser kingdoms of Norway and formed a united, powerful nation. The best known part of his legend is that he vowed he would not cut his hair until he had defeated all his enemies, and become the great king, worthy of princess Gyda. From Norway, the book leads the way to Iceland, a land of ice and fire, and tells the stories of Viking leaders Ingolf and Leif who founded a colony on Iceland, Eric the Red being outlawed and discovering Greenland and founding a colony there, or Leif Ericson's discovery of Wineland (North America)