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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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2. Ívarr Ingimundarson, Sigurðarbálkr, 36 [Vol. 2, 522-3]

[1, 3] leyfðir hróðrsynir Haralds ‘the celebrated, famous sons of Haraldr [= Ingi and Sigurðr]’: Both Ingi and Sigurðr were minors at this time. According to Mork (Mork 1928-32, 429-30), Sigurðr was five years old, and Ingi was three years old. Hence their active participation in the campaign appears to be somewhat exaggerated. See also Notes to Balti Sig 1/5, 8 and Kolli Ingdr 1/7.


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