the dictionary of norse mythology


VOLSUNGA SAGA A late 13th-century prose epic, telling of the hero sigurd called Siegfried in German, youngest son of Volsung. Volsung was a descendant of the god odin. The myth Otr's Ran-som see under otr and the legends of Sigurd are from the Volsunga. Richard wagner based his opera cycle Der Ring des Nibelung in part on the Volsunga.

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