|The warriors were well equipped, archeological discoveries of riding equipment reveal that it was artistic decorated, the stirrup to the right had layers of silver and copper. On the left a decorated hilt of sword|
Erik Bloodaxe was driven out of Norway, by his younger brother Haakon the good became the new king of Norway. Eric Bloodaxe set up to seek new adventures in Northumbria.
There are to the explanation to the nickname Bloodaxe, the Aagrip tells that he got the nickname because he killed his brother, another version because of his activity during viking raids, this was mentioned in the Icelandic Fagrskinna.