Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Ívarr Ingimundarson, Sigurðarbálkr 40’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 524-5.
Flýðu Jótar átján skipum,
þeirs Sigurði sunnan fylgðu.
Raufsk ræsis lið, þás ríkr konungr
vanr vásfǫrum vápna neytti.
Jótar, þeirs fylgðu Sigurði sunnan, flýðu átján skipum. Lið ræsis raufsk, þás ríkr konungr, vanr vásfǫrum, neytti vápna.
‘The Jótar, who had accompanied Sigurðr from the south, fled with eighteen ships. The ruler’s troop scattered when the mighty king, accustomed to hard journeys, wielded his weapons.’
During the first attack the Danes fled with eighteen ships.
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