Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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2. Einarr Skúlason, 9. Ingadrápa, 1 [Vol. 2, 562-3]

[1, 3] Holm inn grána ‘Holmengrå’: An island in Hvaler, off the western coast of present-day Sweden. The battle of Holmengrå, fought by the allies Sigurðr slembidjákn ‘Fortuitous-deacon’ (?) Magnússon and Magnús inn blindi ‘the Blind’ Sigurðarson against the troops of Ingi and Sigurðr Haraldssynir, took place on 12 November 1139. See also Ív Sig 34-45, Balti Sigdr, and Kolli Ingdr 4-5.


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