Sigvat the skald had been with King Canute, who had given him a gold ring that weighed half a mark.
This Audun was the skald who sang at the drinking of King Halfdan's funeral ale.
Sigvat the skald, as before related, was in King Olaf's house, and several Iceland men.
For Jon, who lacked much, had this gift: he had a skald's tongue.
He is a reversion to an earlier type, the type of the bard, the skald, the poet-seer.
Folk declare that every skald has a drop of Kvasir's blood in him.
The skald Ottar Black came to him there, and begged to be received among his men.
He is of the type of the skald, the bard, the seer, the prophet.
skald: a Scandinavian minstrel who composed and sang or recited verses in celebration of famous deeds, heroes, and events.
Sigvat the skald had remained behind in Viken, and heard the tidings.
"Scandinavian poet and singer of medieval times," 1763, from Old Norse skald "skald, poet" (9c.), of unknown origin, perhaps from PIE root *sekw- (3) "to say, utter." The modern word is an antiquarian revival. "Usually applied to Norwegian and Icelandic poets of the Viking period and down to c 1250, but often without any clear idea as to their function and the character of their work" [OED]. Related: Scaldic.