Håkon Håkonson – King of Norway and Greenland.

Snorri Sturluson wrote of Håkon Håkonsson who was king of Norway between 1217 and 1263.The king’s envoy to Greenland came back with the message that the Greenlanders were subject to pay tax and put under the laws of the norwegian king (manna bot). Although the murder was taken place in Greenland under the the star of Polaris (leidarstjernen). Sturla continuing lay in Landnåmå. Translated in a way.

Nord i like it to increase
your dominion over the cold home
good men with joy it belongs-
King under leidarstjernen

Where no king but you

ever had a kingdom.
Your law, the king, you scatter
longer than the sun can shine

Ok, the original.

Nord i liker det å øke

eders velde over kalde heimen

gode menn med fryd det hører-

Konge opp under leidarstjernen

Der har ingen atter konge

enn du ennå hatt et rike.

Din lov, konge, du lar sprede

Lenger en sol kan skinne
That ekspedition claimed Håkon Håkonson to be the first king of Norway and Greenland.

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