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The Lay of Kraka Hoodie

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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.[4]
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.