The Lay of Kraka is a skaldic poem, consisting of monologue in which Ragnar Lodbrok is dying in Ælla´s snake pit and looks back at life full of heroic deeds. It was composed in the 12th century.
Hjoggum vér með hjörvi. Hitt vas æ fyr löngu, es á Gautlandi gengum at grafvitnis morði; þá fengum vér Þóru, þaðan hétu mik fyrðar, es lyngölun lagðak, Loðbrók at því vígi; stakk á storðar lykkju stáli bjartra mála.
We swung our sword; that was ever so long ago when we walked in Gautland to the murder of the dig-wulf. Then we received Þóra; since then (at that battle when I killed the heather-fish) people called me shaggy-breeches. I stabbed the spear into the loop of the earth.