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8. Gudrid and Freydís (Icelandic Sagas)

8. Gudrid and Freydís (Icelandic Sagas)
In our eighth episode, we discuss Gudrid Thorbjarnardóttir and Freydís Eiríksdóttir, the two principal female characters from the Greenlanders' Sagas (The Greenlanders' Saga and the Saga of Eirik the Red). We discuss the importance of familial honor, why the same stories can differ so much from one text to another, and what makes the ideal Viking woman.
Greenlander's Saga
Saga of Erik the Red