The gates were speedily opened; and as the inhabitants rushed out, the sea-king and his followers entered to pillage the town.
When it is said that Erling was a sea-king, it is much as if we had said he was an admiral in a small way.
Thor turned away from Giant-land, and on the road homeward he passed through the sea-king's dominions.
His wife set out in the new steamer and sang to the sea-king.
Then came the maidens of the Princess Pearl, the sea-king's daughter, carrying golden water-pots.
Then he said: “Take this to the sea-king as a token of my love and gratitude.”
The shields of the sea-king and the admiral were bordered with gold.
"You are a credit to the company—quite a sea-king's daughter," he said.
A wife of brawny build, with hardihood enough to be a sea-king's consort, and nurse me warrior sons, would surely mate me best.
So distinguished a sea-king as Eric was not likely to perish in battle without awakening the genius of the Scandinavian muse.