[sig-erd; German zee-goo rt]
- the son of Sigmund and Hjordis and the husband of Gudrun. He kills the dragon Fafnir, acquires the treasure of Andvari, wins Brynhild for Gunnar, and is finally killed at the behest of Brynhild, whom he had once promised to marry: corresponds to Siegfried of the Nibelungenlied.
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Like Sigurd and Gudrún, The Fall of Arthur is in alliterative verse, a mode last fashionable in the 14th century.Tolkien’s Unfinished Epic: ‘The Fall of Arthur’
May 23, 2013
"Do you talk as much as you please, but let me be silent," returned Sigurd.Cameos from English History, from Rollo to Edward II
Charlotte Mary Yonge
After this Sigurd went to the king, who smiled on him and said: "What wilt thou of me?"
And at that Gunnar was sorely troubled, for he loved Sigurd very dearly.
And his foe made answer: "Sigurd am I called, of Volsung kin."
"But I have already heard of Fafnir," said Sigurd thoughtfully.
- Norse myth a hero who killed the dragon Fafnir to gain the treasure of Andvari, won Brynhild for Gunnar by deception, and then was killed by her when she discovered the fraud. His wife was GudrunGerman counterpart: Siegfried
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