The history of Greenland is a history of life under extreme Arctic conditions:
currently, an ice cap .... state "He named the land Greenland, saying that people
would be eager to go there if it...
Dec 17, 2010 ... If you have ever been to Greenland, you know that it does not live up to its name.
Instead of being a beautiful, green island Greenland is icy and ...
Jun 3, 2013 ... Yes it's true, the country called Greenland is covered in ice and snow, whereas
Iceland has rolling fields of green. But why did things end up ...
Iceland, which has plenty of ice, got its modern name from another visitor, the
Norwegian Viking . The 12th century Icelandic history, Landnámabók, based on ...
Apr 18, 2014 ... Greenland, the icy island nation in the Arctic, gets its name from an Icelandic
murderer exiled there, who called it "Greenland" in hopes that the ...
May 27, 2014 ... greenland, ice, name, vikings, mislead, iceland, green ... It's a nice story and
sounds like a clever plan, but the theory doesn't really hold up in ...
Featuring: Kory Stamper. Greenland isn't green—in fact, it's icier than Iceland. So
how did it end up with such a misleading name? Editor Kory Stamper explains.
Oct 23, 2001 ... I didn't have much luck tracking down the origin of the legend of the name switch,
but I can tell you it's not true. The fact is that Greenland was ...
Feb 4, 2010 ... Even when I learned that the real history was different, I could never quite keep
its details together in my memory and returned in my mind to the ...
Apr 24, 2006 ... The name Greenland (Grønland) has its roots in this colonization and is widely
attributed to Erik the Red (the Inuit call it Kalaallit Nunaat, "Our ...