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Newborn Calf Named after Iceland Eruption

There was a lot going on when the calf Gosi was born on the farm Núpur below the Eyjafjöll mountain range in south Iceland on April 14, the day that the volcanic eruption began in Eyjafjallajökull glacier. It was named Gosi, after the eruption (from gos, the Icelandic word for eruption).

The eruption in Eyjafjallajökull. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

When calves are born at Núpur it is usually an omen for big events, reports.

Gosi has the cousins Skýrsa (Report), which was born on April 12, the day when the Special Investigative Commission published its long-awaited crisis report, and Fimma (Fiver), which entered the world on March 21, the day the eruption on Fimmvörduháls (Five Cairn Ridge) began.

Click here to watch a video of when RÚV reporter Sveinn H. Gudmarsson visited Gosi and his cousins on April 16 and spoke with Berglind Hilmarsdóttir, farmer at Núpur.

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