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his men. The king had been pursuing one animal for a long time and chased it into the wood away from all the men. Then he noticed the bull and rode towards it and was going to kill it. The bull turned towards him, and the king got his spear into it, and the spear-head broke off. The bull plunged its horns into the horse’s flank so that it immediately fell flat, and so did the king. Then the king jumped to his feet and tried to draw his sword. The bull gored him in the chest so that its horns pierced deeply. Then the king’s men came up and killed the bull. The king lived for a short time, and he is buried at Uppsalir. So says Þjóðólfr: 19. And from the land Ynglingatal 17 fled the lauded kin of Týr 74 Tunni’s realm. [53] And on Egill the giant’s draught-beast 75 reddened the bill of the bull’s snout, 76 74 Tìs Ò ttungr : ‘descendant of Týr (i.e. of any god)’, king. 75 j ƒ tuns eykr : ‘giant’s draught-beast’, ox, bull (the origin of this kenning is unknown; cf. NN 75 and Gylfaginning ch. 1). 76 Áæmingr farra trjónu : ‘sword of the bull’s head’, horn.
¹¶ heimskringla having worn Ynglingatal 18 in woods of Sweden its forehead-peak 77 for a long time; the cattle-sword, 78 scabbardless, of the Skilfing prince pierced the heart. CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN The son of Egill, who succeeded to the rule and the kingdom after him, was called Óttarr. 79 He did not get on well with Fróði. Then Fróði sent men to King Óttarr to claim the tribute that Egill had promised him. Óttarr replied that the Svíar had never paid tribute to the Danes, and said that he [54] would act likewise. The messengers returned. Fróði was a great warrior. It happened one summer that Fróði went to Svíþjóð with his army, attacked there and raided, killing many people and taking some captive. He took a large amount of plunder. He also burned settlements far and wide and did a lot of damage. The next summer Fróði went raiding in the eastern Baltic. King Óttarr found out that Fróði was not in his country. Then he embarked in a warship and went out to Danmǫrk and raided there, and met no opposition. He found out that there was a great gathering on Selund. He then headed west into Eyrarsund (gresund), then sailed south to Jutland and laid into Limafjǫrðr, then raided in Vendill, burned there and caused great devastation. Fróði’s jarls were called Vǫttr and Fasti. Fróði had appointed them as guardians of Danmǫrk while he was out of the country. And when the jarls found out that the king of the Svíar was raiding in Danmǫrk, they gathered an army and leaped onto ships and sailed south to Limafjǫrðr, took King Óttarr completely by surprise there and at once engaged in battle. The Svíar put up a good resistance. Men fell on both sides, but as men fell on the Danish side, more came there from the surrounding settlements, and also all the ships that were in the vicinity joined in as well. The battle finished in such a way that King Óttarr fell there with the greater part of his troop. The Danes took his body and carried it to land

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