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Volsung Cycle

Volsunga saga
Poetic Edda
Helgi Hundingsbane
Hagbard and Signy

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. The Ramsund carving depicting the Saga of the Völsungs The Volsunga saga is a late 13th century Icelandic prose rendition of the story of Sigurd and Brynhild, and the destruction of the Burgundians. ... The Poetic Edda or Elder Edda is a term applied to two things. ... In Norse mythology, Andvarinaut was a magical ring, first owned by Andvari. ... In Norse mythology, Gram was the name of the sword that Sigurd (Siegfried) used to kill the dragon Fafnir. ... 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. ... 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 the father of 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. ... The Ramsund carving depicting Sigurd and the Saga of the Völsungs In Norse mythology, Sigurd (also Siegfried) was a legendary hero, as well as the central character in the Volsunga saga, Nibelungenlied and Richard Wagners opera, Siegfried, which see for more details. ... In Norse mythology, Brünnehilde was a shieldmaiden and a Valkyrie. ... In Norse mythology, Gudrun, who is called Kriemhild in the Niebelungenlied, was the sister of Gunnar. ... For other uses, see Attila (disambiguation). ... Gunther (in Latin Gundaharius and in Anglicized Old Norse Gunnar) was a king of the Burgundians west of the Rhine from at least 411 to his death in 437. ... 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. ... The Nibelungenlied is an epic poem in Middle High German that takes Burgundian kings as its subject matter. ... 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. ... The Nibelungenlied is an epic poem in Middle High German that takes Burgundian kings as its subject matter. ...

The Icelandic matter is, however, greatly expanded with native Scandinavian traditions, such as that of Helgi Hundingsbane, which originally appears to have been a separate tradition, that of the Ylfings. Helgi Hundingsbane/Hundingsbani was a hero in the Norse sagas. ... The Wulfings, Wylfings or Ylfings were a prominent family/clan in Beowulf, Widsith and the Norse sagas. ...

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Old Norse Religion: Early Volsung History (1187 words)
King Volsung and the giantess Hljod married and between them they had ten sons and one daughter, the youngest son and daughter being twins and named Sigmund and Signy (not to be confused with Loki's goddess wife of the same name).
Volsungs sons all grew up mighty and strong like him, and soon many sagas and eddas where told of their exploits while Signy became known for being a fine looking woman.
Volsung refuses to do so as not to ruin his image as a mighty warrior, then sent her back to Siggeir against her wish.
Sigmund - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (781 words)
He and his sister, Signy, are the children of Volsung.
Volsung and Sigmund were attending the wedding feast (which lasted for some time before and after the marriage), when Odin, in the guise of a beggar, plunged a sword into the living tree around which Volsung's halls was built.
The device of the broken sword that is recast was probably drawn mainly from the Volsung account by J.R.R. Tolkien for his The Lord of the Rings (though the motif also occurs in stories about Perceval).
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