Ϸjóðhildur, the wife of Erik the Red, eagerly converted to Christianity when their son Leif Eriksson returned in 1000 on orders of the Norwegian king to convert Greenland. Erik the Red refused to convert and continued to follow the Norse gods. Ϸjóðhildur retaliated by refusing Erik the marriage bed. Ϸjóðhildur’s chapel was the first church built in Greenland. This reconstruction was built as part of the 1000-year anniversary of Brattahlið. Victor peeks inside
Reconstruction of a Viking longhouse, part of the 1000-year anniversary celebration.