140 HADDING VICTORIOUS
Sifka/loki was in charge of the battle arrays of Asmund and Guttorm, but the wedge-shaped column was too much for him.
Odin's wisdom here conquered Loki's wiliness. Asmund forced his way into Hadding's army, until he fell by Hadding's blade and Vagnhöfdi's curved sword.
Sadly Vidga Völund's son also was slain in this battle, but some say
that he was thrown into the sea and saved by Mimir's daughters, his kinswomen.
Before that he had slain many hundreds of men, and only he
could have slain Hadding, but would not, because of their sworn bonds of everlasting friendship.