Egil Skallagrimsson (10th-century semi-legendary Viking-poet)
“Let us make our drawn swords glitter,
you who stain wolf’s teeth with blood;
now that the fish of the valleys thrive,
let us perform brave deeds.”
- Egil’s Saga (section 47), recorded c. 13th century possibly by Snorri Sturluson, translated by Bernard Scudder. New York: Penguin Classics, 2004 edition.