Sigurd Eysteinsson or Sigurd the Michty (reigned c. 875–892) wis the seicont Yerl o Orkney – a teetle gien tae Sigurd bi his brither Rognvald Eysteinsson. A son of Eystein Glumra, Sigurd wis a leader in the Viking conquest o whit is nou northren Scotland.
His daith wis said tae hae been caused bi the severed heid o Máel Brigte, wha Sigurd defeatit in battle. As he rode a horse wi Máel Brigte's heid attached tae his saddle as a trophy, ane o Máel Brigte's teeth grazed against Sigurd's leg. The wound becam infectit, later causin Sigurd's daith.
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- Ashley, pp. 440–441
- Translations o the Orkneyinga saga (chaipters 4 an 5), that relates the story, can be read online at Sacred texts an Northvegr.