the dictionary of norse mythology

SIGURD


SIGURD Siegfried, in German A human hero of Germanic legend, possibly of historical origin. He is the chief character in the 13th-century VOLSUNGA SAGA and in Reginsmal see POETIC EDDA. The Sigurd stories are prefaced by the Norse myth Otr's Ransom see under otr, though it is believed that originally there was no connection between the two.

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