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Encyclopedia > Gram (mythology)
Illustration by Alan Lee
Illustration by Alan Lee

Volsung Cycle Image File history File links This work is copyrighted. ... Image File history File links This work is copyrighted. ... Alan Lee 2003 in (New Zealand) Alan Lee (born August 20, 1947) is an English book illustrator and conceptual designer of films. ... The Volsung Cycle is the name of a series of Germanic legends based on the same matter as Niebelungenlied, and which were recorded in medieval Iceland. ...

Volsunga saga
Poetic Edda
Norna-Gests þáttr
Artifacts
Andvarinaut
Gram
Dwarves
Andvari
Hreidmar
Otr
Regin
Dragon
Fafnir
People
Volsung
Sigmund
Signy
Sinfjötli
Helgi Hundingsbane
Sigurd
Brynhild
Gudrun
Attila
Gunnar
Locations
Gautland
Hunaland
Related
Nibelungenlied
Hagbard and Signy

In Norse mythology, Gram was the name of the sword that Sigurd (Siegfried) used to kill the dragon Fafnir. It was forged by Weyland The Smith and originally belonged to his father, Sigmund, who received it in the hall of the Volsung after pulling it out of a log into which Odin had stuck it—nobody else could pull it out. The sword was destroyed and reforged at least once. After it was reforged, it clove an anvil in half. See Sigurd for more details on the story of Siegfried and Fafnir. The Ramsund carving in Sweden depicts 1) how Sigurd is sitting naked in front of the fire preparing the dragon heart, from Fafnir, for his foster-father Regin, who is Fafnirs brother. ... The Poetic Edda is a collection of Old Norse poems from the Icelandic mediaeval manuscript Codex Regius. ... The death of Nornagest, by Gunnar Vidar Forssell Norna-Gests þáttr or the Story of Norna-Gest is a legendary saga about the Norse hero Norna-Gest. ... In Norse mythology, Andvarinaut was a magical ring, first owned by Andvari. ... In Norse mythology, Andvari was a dwarf. ... In Norse mythology, Hreidmar was the avaricious king of the dwarf folk, who captured three gods with his unbreakable chains. ... OTR may refer to: Old-time radio, a term describing an era of radio programmes in the first half of the 20th century. ... In Norse mythology, Regin was the son of Hreidmar and foster father of Sigurd. ... In Norse mythology, Fafnir was a son of the dwarf king Hreidmar and brother of Regin and Otr. ... Illustration by Alan Lee In Norse mythology, Volsung was murdered by the Geatish king Siggeir and avenged by one of his sons, Sigmund. ... This article is about the mythological hero Sigmund, for other meanings see: Sigmund (disambiguation). ... Signy and Hagbard Signy is the name of two heroines in two legends from Scandinavian mythology which were very popular in medieval Scandinavia. ... Odin taking the dead Sinfjötli to Valhalla Sinfjötli (Old Norse) or Fitela (Anglo-Saxon) was born out of the incestuous relationship between Sigmund and his sister Signy. ... Helgi Hundingsbane/Hundingsbani was a hero in the Norse sagas. ... Sigurd (Old Norse: Sigurðr, German: Siegfried) was a legendary hero of Norse mythology, as well as the central character in the Völsunga saga, Nibelungenlied and Richard Wagners opera Siegfried. ... In Norse mythology, Brünnehilde was a shieldmaiden and a Valkyrie. ... Gudrun and Sigurd In Norse mythology, Gudrun, who is called Kriemhild in the Niebelungenlied, was the sister of Gunnar. ... For other uses, see Attila (disambiguation). ... Gunnar is the most attractive and unreservedly admired of Icelandic saga heroes,a man of heroism, energy, virtue, and --- above all --- unswerving loyalty to the land of his birth and love for its overpowering physical beauty Tricked by his enemies into disobeying the warnings of his prescient friend Njáll... Götaland, Gothia, Gothland [1], Gotland (AHD), Gautland or Geatland, is a historical land of Sweden, and was a separate kingdom, before Sweden was unified. ... Many historians consider the Huns (meaning person in Mongolian language) the first Turkic people mentioned in European history. ... First page from Manuscript C of the Nibelungenlied (ca. ... Signhild Hagbard and Signy (Signe) (the Viking Age) or Habor and Sign(h)ild (the Middle Ages and later) were a pair of lovers in Scandinavian mythology and folklore whose legend was widely popular. ... Norse or Scandinavian mythology comprises the pre-Christian religion, beliefs and legends of the Scandinavian people, including those who settled on Iceland, where the written sources for Norse mythology were assembled. ... Swiss longsword, 15th or 16th century Sword (from Old English sweord, cognate to Old High German swert, literally wounding tool from a Proto-Indo-European root *swer- to wound, to hurt) is a term for a long-edged, bladed weapon, consisting in its most fundamental design of a blade, usually... Sigurd (Old Norse: Sigurðr, German: Siegfried) was a legendary hero of Norse mythology, as well as the central character in the Völsunga saga, Nibelungenlied and Richard Wagners opera Siegfried. ... Saint George versus the dragon, Gustave Moreau, c. ... In Norse mythology, Fafnir was a son of the dwarf king Hreidmar and brother of Regin and Otr. ... Weyland (also spelled Wayland, Weland and Watlende) is the mythical smith-god of the Saxon immigrants into Britain. ... This article is about the mythological hero Sigmund, for other meanings see: Sigmund (disambiguation). ... Illustration by Alan Lee In Norse mythology, Volsung was murdered by the Geatish king Siggeir and avenged by one of his sons, Sigmund. ... Loggers on break, c. ... For other meanings of Odin, Woden or Wotan see Odin (disambiguation), Woden (disambiguation), Wotan (disambiguation). ... Sigurd (Old Norse: Sigurðr, German: Siegfried) was a legendary hero of Norse mythology, as well as the central character in the Völsunga saga, Nibelungenlied and Richard Wagners opera Siegfried. ...


In the Nibelungenlied, Siegfried's sword is called Balmung. First page from Manuscript C of the Nibelungenlied (ca. ...


Appearances in popular culture

Gram is the name of a sword in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and Balmung is also used as the name of a weapon in Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow and Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow, though oddly enough, a sword named Gram is also present in Aria of Sorrow, being redundant. Balmung is also the name of a legendary character in the .hack series. Although in .hack//sign, Balmung's whole name is Balmung of the Azure Skies, there is no direct relation between this and the history of the Balmung. He appears in all of the .hacks, even if he is only mentioned. Gram is an artifact in Valkyrie Profile which is an equipable weapon for one or two-handed swordsmen. In Soul Calibur II, and Soul Calibur III Gram is one of Nightmare's (aka Siegfried) extra weapons, misspelled as Glam due to Japanese-to-English translation errors. Also, in Ragnarok Online, the Balmung is only available to GMs (Game Masters). The sword Balmung also appears as King Alric's magical sword, which shoots forth lightning at all adjacent to it when swung, in the Bungie Studios game Myth II: Soulblighter. In Final Fantasy XI the Balmung drops of the monster Fafnir Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (SOTN) is a Japanese action-adventure game developed by Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo and published by Konami for the Sony PlayStation video game console. ... Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow is a game that is a part of the Castlevania video game series. ... For the PlayStation 2 video game series by the same name, see . ... Title screen .hack//SIGN is a 28-episode anime series, animated by studio Bee Train, that makes up one of the four original storylines of the . ... For the PlayStation 2 video game series by the same name, see . ... Valkyrie Profile is a RPG developed by tri-Ace and published by Enix (now Square Enix). ... Soul Calibur II is a fighting game in the Soul series. ... Soul Calibur III is the fourth installment in the Soul series of fighting games. ... Ragnarok Online (Korean:라그나로크 온라인) (RO) is an MMORPG created by Gravity Corporation of South Korea. ... Bungie Studios is an American video game developer founded in 1991 under the name Bungie Software Products Corporation (more popularly shortened to just Bungie Software) by two undergraduate students at the University of Chicago, Alex Seropian and Jason Jones. ... Myth is a series of real-time tactical (not to be confused with real-time strategy) computer games. ... Final Fantasy XI (ファイナルファンタジーXI Fainaru Fantajī XI) is the first massively multiplayer online role-playing game released in the Final Fantasy series. ...


In the game Marvel vs. Capcom, the character Strider Hiryu uses an attack known as "Gram", in which he takes an exceptionally long slash with his sword. The Marvel vs. ... Strider, also known as Strider Hiryu, is an arcade game produced by Capcom in 1989. ...


In the anime Saint Seiya, The Odin armor has the Balmung sword, that can defeat any god and is the only weapon capable of breaking the Nibelung Ring. Seiya wears this armor once to remove the Nibelung Ring from Hilda, who was possessed by it.


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Myth and Legends on Dragons (1500 words)
Fafnir ~ {Norse mythology} A dragon; guardian of the treasure later known as the Nibelung hoard.
Gram ~ {Norse mythology} A magical sword used by Siegfried to slay the dragon Fafnir.
Hydra ~ {Greek mythology} A gigantic monster resembling a dragon with several heads (usually nine, though the number varies), the center one of which is immortal.
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