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Volsung

[vol-soo ng] /ˈvɒl sʊŋ/
noun, (in the Volsunga Saga)
1.
a grandson of Odin and the father of Sigmund and Signy.
2.
any of his family.
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  • But the fundamental saga is that which tells the story of the Volsung race.

  • But at last Volsung himself was slain and his eleven sons were taken captive.

    The Children of Odin Padraic Colum
  • But she looked sadly at the floor and said: "Methought none but Sigurd the Volsung could have dared those awful flames."

    Told by the Northmen: E. M. [Ethel Mary] Wilmot-Buxton
  • The Volsung race lives on in you, my brother, and that is my joy.

    The Children of Odin Padraic Colum
  • Ten stalwart sons were born to Volsung, and one daughter, Signy, came to brighten his home.

    Myths of the Norsemen H. A. Guerber
  • "I am Sigurd, the son of Sigmund, of the Volsung race," he answered.

    The Children of Odin Padraic Colum
  • The chief personages of Sigurd the Volsung are admittedly more than human, the events frankly marvellous.

    The Epic Lascelles Abercrombie
  • Then Volsung put his hand to the sword, but it was not meant for him.

    Told by the Northmen: E. M. [Ethel Mary] Wilmot-Buxton
  • But in the half light of the dawn one came to the Volsung ship.

    The Children of Odin Padraic Colum
  • And his foe made answer: "Sigurd am I called, of Volsung kin."

    Told by the Northmen: E. M. [Ethel Mary] Wilmot-Buxton
British Dictionary definitions for Volsung

Volsung

/ˈvɒlsʊŋ/
noun
1.
a great hero of Norse and Germanic legend and poetry who gave his name to a race of warriors; father of Sigmund and Signy
2.
any member of his family
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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