Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Poems, Nóregs konungatal 25’ 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. 777-8.
Sveinn ok Hôkon,
ok tvá vetr
at tali fyrða
áðr í land
með lítinn her
Sveinn ok Hôkon talði lǫnd ok lausafé eign sína, ok tvá vetr, at tali fyrða, hǫfðu jarlar arf Eireks, áðr konungmaðr, með lítinn her, kœmi í land vestan, ok Óláfr mœtti jarli í miðju Sauðungssundi.
‘Sveinn and Hákon declared lands and loose chattel their property, and for two years, according to people’s reckoning, the jarls held Eiríkr’s inheritance, before a royal claimant, with a small army, came to the country from the west, and Óláfr met the jarl in the middle of Sauesund.’
Sveinn Hákonarson (Eiríkr’s brother) and Eiríkr’s son, Hákon, ruled Norway jointly 1013-15. Óláfr Haraldsson arrived in Norway from England shortly before Christmas 1014. His encounter with and defeat of Hákon jarl took place in the sound called Sauesund, east of the island Atløy in Sogn og Fjordane, in the early spring of 1015. See Theodoricus (MHN 26-7), Ágr (ÍF 29, 25), Fsk (ÍF 29, 171-2), ÓHHkr (ÍF 27, 36-9).
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Taldi laund ok lausa fe sína eígn sueínn ok hakon ok tua vetr at ta | li fyrda eíriks arf iarlar hofdu. Adr i land med litinn her konung madr kæmi | vestan ok olafr iarli mættí i saudungs sundi midíu.
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