Fitzhugh, Ward, 2000, Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga. Washington, Smithsonian Institution.
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Thursday, June 14, 2012
About 1130 the Honen Rune Stone was carved in Norway for a
a high ranking Norwegian. On the stone was this stanza.
'Ut' "ok" 'vilt' "ok" "purfa' "perre"
Out and good and Father pray
*ok* "ats" Vin land "'a'" 'isa'
and at fine land ? so
I ubygd at komen;
in region that secret
"aud" 'ma' illt 'vega' doyi "ar"
wealth no officer recovers that year
[William Hovgaard, The Voyages of the Norsemen to America, 1914, page 114:]
[Translation by Myron Paine, Ph. D. using the Viking and the Red Man.]
Three of the lines of this rune stone stanza conform to the
Drottkvaett format, which was followed to create self verifying packets of communication.
The composer was apparently saying that he had been out to sea, the voyage was good as if God Blessed it. "Father pray" could be a paraphrase of "God Bless", which was expected of a Drottkvaett composer.
In Vinland he found that "secret wealth," which may have been Christianity because no officer or some one of higher rank could take that from him.
[By 1914 the Norwegians had not translated the Honen stanza with a with a coherent understandable meaning. This was the time frame that the Norwegians destroyed Hjalmar Holand's credibility because they said the Kensington runes could not be valid.
The translation above was made using Lenape words to find the meaning of a tome stone in Norway. The Norwegian scholars have been a victim of the Pristine Wilderness paradigm.
They did not know how to interpret old runes in Norway, but they could not accept the evidence that similar Swedish runes were in America, where, they thought, only simple native lived.
The Norwegian "experts" and the Pristine Wilderness paradigm kept the Kensington rune stone out of the history books for over a century.]
The NIPIGON RELICS
About 1358 the Norway rescue fleet led by Paul Knutson reached the Norse Christians perhaps on the west side of James Bay.
The oldest American history has a stanza (4.6) that implies that the Norse Christians from Greenland rejected the rescue. A logical assumption would be that the rescue team adjusted their mission to assist the migration of the Norse Christian Lenape. They wanted to get to Wynland of West in western Minnesota nearly 400 miles away.
The known route was to take boats west to the Nelson River. Then the crews might have rowed up the Nelson River, through Lake Winnipeg, and on up the Red River to reach Wynland of West. The data shown on the Carte du Canada appears to indicate that this route was the one used.
In the late 17th century Pierre-Esprit Radisson crossed from the Great Lakes to James Bay by canoe along the streams in the swampy ground south and west of James Bay. The Current River tributaries of the Albert River, enable large boats to be rowed toward Nipigon watershed. A short overland portage may have been possible. Maybe the Scandinavian rescue crews were attempting to use the known water route for canoes via Lake Nipigon and Lake Superior.
The oldest American history reports that the prince, probably Paul Knutson, died in a ship wreck with a submerged rock. (4.7) Rapids and rocks on the river near Beardmore may have caused a boat to capsize. Paul Knutson, who was weighed down with his personal metal tools, would have had a poor chance to survive.
The Beardmore relics may have belonged Paul Knudson. They are of the correct time period. They are Norwegian. They are typical of similar tools found at Wynland of West. They were found in a logical location in a voyage to see if large boats could be used to carry people on that route. There is document of an known event that could have caused a Norse prince to die.