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The eddic poem Hyndluljód states in verses 14–16:

"Of old the noblest of all was Áli, Before him Halfdan, foremost of Skjöldungs [Skjǫldungar]; Famed were the battles the hero fought, To the corners of heaven his deeds were carried.

"Strengthened by Eymund [Eymundr], the strongest of men, Sigtrygg [Sigtryggr] he slew with the ice-cold sword; His bride was Álmveig [Álmveigr], the best of women, And eighteen boys did Álmveig bear him.

"Hence come the Skjöldungs, hence the Skilfings, Hence the Ödlings [Ǫðlingar], hence the Ynglings, Hence come the free-born, hence the high-born, The noblest of men that in Midgard dwell: And all are thy kinsmen, Óttar, thou fool!"