The Saga of the Volsungs: The Norse Epic of Sigurd the Dragon Slayer

The Saga of the Volsungs: The Norse Epic of Sigurd the Dragon Slayer

Jesse L. Byock


The Saga of the Volsungs is an Icelandic epic of specific curiosity to admirers of Richard Wagner, who drew seriously upon this Norse resource in writing his Ring Cycle and a first-rate resource for writers of delusion equivalent to J. R. R. Tolkien and romantics resembling William Morris.

A trove of conventional lore, it tells of affection, jealousy, vengeance, conflict, and the mythic deeds of the dragonslayer, Sigurd the Volsung.

Byock's complete advent explores the heritage, legends, and myths inside the saga and strains the advance of a story that reaches again to the interval of the nice people migrations in Europe while the Roman Empire collapsed.

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