In Mexico the legend of Quetzalcoatl tells of a god by that name that arrived by ship bringing with him the knowledge of metal. The point where he landed was called Tule (Thule?) The name Quetzalcoatl means serpent and retired Swedish-Mexican professor Gustavo Nelin believes that the origin of that name refers to the dragonheaded Viking ship the god arrived in. Nelin's theory is that the god was actually Ari Marson who, according to the Norse Sagas, disappeared with eleven ships en route to Greenland with Eric the Red.
One point that the skeptics point out to is the fact that the Incas were using various metals as early as 500 B.C. about 1500 years before Ari Marson was born. Gustavo Nelin, however, believes that the reference to metal is actually to iron that the Vikings were such experts with.
Para aquellos interesados en las teorías de nuestro compatriota Sueco-Mexicano:
La Saga De Votan: Contactos Vikingos En Mexico En El Siglo X by Gustavo Nelin
ISBN: 968-499-621-7 / 9684996217
Title: La Saga De Votan: Contactos Vikingos En Mexico En El Siglo X
Author: Gustavo Nelin
Publisher: G. Nelin
Oigan, por lo menos lo dice uno nuestro ¿no? Digo, así ni descabellado suena :)
More, sorry, all in english:
The Thulerian Way