The battle rages on, with many losses on both sides. The English shield-wall extended down to where the moraine met the marsh. It was at the ford, 50 metres from the centre of the shield wall that Hardrada made his assault against the English. After the initial volleys of arrows were exhausted it was followed by waves of javelins. Whilst the English were occupied with the main attack at the ford, Hardrada took control of the riverbank to launch an attack from the rear. In the words of Florence of Worcester, after a long contest the English were unable to withstand the attacks of the Norwegians and fled with great loss. .In the upper border appears a warrior wearing a boar crested helmet. In Beowulf, the boar was there to protect the warrior in battle. A boar helmet also appears on the 1st Century BC Gundestrup cauldron. In the upper border appears a wild boar. In Anglo-Saxon culture, the boar symbolized strength and fertility. In Norse mythology the God Ing (sometimes referred to as Yngvi or Freyr) is represented by the boar Gullinbursti, and his sister Freyja rides a boar called Hildisvíni. Freyja is a goddess associated with love, beauty, fertility, gold, war, and death. Freyr was associated with farming, weather and, as a phallic fertility god.