Saga-Book of the Viking Society for Northern Research, Vol. 9


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Excerpt from Saga-Book of the Viking Society for Northern Research, Vol. 9: Founded in 1892 as the Orkney Shetland and Northern Society; Part I

Presently, we are told, Jorund became King at Upsala, and he Often went a-warring, and one summer went to Denmark and harried in Jutland, and went up the Lim-fiord where he plundered, and then landed hisvships in Odd sound, when there came thither Gylaug, King of Halogaland, the son of the above named Gudlaug, and a battle took place between the two kings. The people of the country havingheard of it came together from all sides, both great and small, and King J orund’s men were overwhelmed by the multitude and his ships were cleared. He himself leapt overboard and began to swim, but they laid hands on him and brought him to land, and King Gylaug reared a gallows, and led Jorand thither and hanged him on it. This was reported by Thiodolf in the Ynglingatal (op. Cit., ch. And probably was derived by Eyvind from that poem. I do not understand Vigfusson’s note on this verse. (see Op. Cit., i


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