October (Winterfyllith - Gormanudhr - Hunting) 9th
Day of Remembrance for Leif Erikson
this is a day that even the U.S. Government admits, should be dedicated to the man who beat Columbus to the shores of Vinland by over 500 years. Don’t let it slide quietly - write your local newspapers and share the word of the Norse colonies with neighbors and friends, or maybe just go exploring the town down the road or woods near your home.
On this day I will raise a horn to the son of Erik the Red, discoverer of modern North America and a great star-ward Viking. SKAL to Leaf Erikson. Also let us not forget his sister Freydís Eiríksdóttir, who on her journey to Vinland, it is said, demonstrated the true strength of a heathen Shield Maidens. SKAL to Leif, Freydis and the Shield Maidens of Midgard.