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The Story of Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Niblungs by Wiliam Morris, Fiction, Legends, Myths, & Fables - General #2020

The Story of Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Niblungs by Wiliam Morris Fiction Legends Myths Fables General And he chased the deer of the forest and many a wood wolf slew Son of King Sigmund young Sigurd is taught the ways of kings by the ancient mysterious Regin who then sets him upon the seemingly impo

  • Title: The Story of Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Niblungs by Wiliam Morris, Fiction, Legends, Myths, & Fables - General
  • Author: Anonymous William Morris Eiríkr Magnússon
  • ISBN: 9781603123181
  • Page: 415
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Story of Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Niblungs by Wiliam Morris, Fiction, Legends, Myths, & Fables - General By Anonymous William Morris Eiríkr Magnússon, And he chased the deer of the forest, and many a wood wolf slew Son of King Sigmund, young Sigurd is taught the ways of kings by the ancient, mysterious Regin who then sets him upon the seemingly impossible task to steal the divine armor guarded by the Wallower on the Gold the great serpent Fafnir.Astride the war steed Grayfell and armed with a sword name And he chased the deer of the forest, and many a wood wolf slew Son of King Sigmund, young Sigurd is taught the ways of kings by the ancient, mysterious Regin who then sets him upon the seemingly impossible task to steal the divine armor guarded by the Wallower on the Gold the great serpent Fafnir.Astride the war steed Grayfell and armed with a sword named the Wrath of Sigurd, the young hero crosses the Glittering Heath in pursuit of peril, glory and the Treasure of Andvari.First published in 1876, this verse epic ranks high among the masterworks of William Morris 1835 1896.

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    1. Now Sigurd rode away His ornamented shield was plated with red gold and emblazoned with a dragon Its top half was dark brown and its bottom half light red, and his helmet, saddle, and buffcoat were all marked in this way He wore a mail coat of gold and all his weapons were ornamented with gold In this way the dragon was illustrated on all of his arms, so that when he was seen, all who had heard the story would recognize him as the one who had killed the great dragon called Fafnir by the Vaerings [...]

    2. oh hai VikingsI have a great love for Vikings, who are terrific insulters and murderers Here s the type of thing Vikings do this one guy Sinfjotli is like This drink is poison, I can tell, and the other guy s all That s okay, you can filter the poison out through your mustache, and Sinfjotli s like Good plan and then he dies because that s not how mustaches work You can t read enough of stories like that.Sinfjotli is one of the many ill fated men of the Volsung line, and this gets complicated so [...]

    3. A real classic An ancient Nordic epic of sword and sorcery that inspired tons of stories from our time, from Tolkien to Vikings.

    4. The myths of the North the Volsung, Nibelungen, Edda, Kalevala, Kalevala has been the latestcorded Interesting to study these myths or only one, about universe creation , about gods and heroes, about the dragon s slayer and eventual recuperation of olden treasure but this treasure of Nibelungen and Volsungs is difficult because it is the source of evil and it entails the death of all concerned in the hero s family.They speak about the greed and malediction and the difficulty to come to grips wit [...]

    5. Some strange things I learned while reading the book 1 You can start out as a hunted criminal, and be raised to a place of honor and respect by pillaging villages,2 Weak children must be killed off Spartans have nothing on these guys,3 Incest is okay as long as you switch bodies with someone else before doing it,4 You want this guy He tells you he would leave his wife for you You get the guy killed,5 When your evil stepmother gives you poisoned ale twice, you have good faith in the third time,6 [...]

    6. bbc programmes b09rDescription Drawn from one of the best known Icelandic sagas, a powerful new dramatisation of the tragic story of Sigurd Volsung and Brynhild, the woman he loves, With an introduction by the author By Melissa MurraySigurd David SturzakerRegin David SchofieldGunnar Carl PrekoppHod Gerard McDermottGudrun Lyndsey MarshalBrynhild Abbie AndrewsSadhbh Isabella InchbaldArvid Clive HaywardAlf Rupert Holliday EvansHjordis Kath WeareWarriors Tayla Kovacevic Ebong, Gary Duncan, Philip Br [...]

    7. Holy Wotan s tits, Batman This is revenge porn at its finest, like only the Norsemen can pull out Monsieur le Comte de Monte Cristo has nothing on these fellows of the North when it comes to vengeance, justice, fire n blood Ahem.I can see why Herr Wagner liked this saga so much he readapted the plot for his The Ring of the Nibelungs opera quartet, it has everything a proper head spinningly melodramatic intergenerational imbroglio should contain, albeit in doses not exactly recommendable for read [...]

    8. The Volsunga Saga is a Norse prose retelling of the Norse Eddic versions of the Nibelungen Volsung legends and is preserved in a late 13th century manuscript that also contains the Saga of Ragnar Lo br kar The manuscript tells the story of the Volsung family from its mythical origins to the death of the historical semi legendary Ragnar Lo br kar Unfortunately this edition and translation by R G Finch only includes the Volsunga Saga, meaning that the reader wishing to pursue the saga in its wider [...]

    9. From BBC Radio 3 Drama on 3 Drawn from one of the best known Icelandic sagas, a powerful new dramatisation of the tragic story of Sigurd Volsung and Brynhild, the woman he loves, With an introduction by the author.By Melissa MurraySigurd David SturzakerRegin David SchofieldGunnar Carl PrekoppHod Gerard McDermottGudrun Lyndsey MarshalBrynhild Abbie Andrews Sadhbh Isabella InchbaldArvid Clive Hayward Alf Rupert Holliday EvansHjordis Kath WeareWarriors Tayla Kovacevic Ebong, Gary Duncan, Philip Bre [...]

    10. Medieval Icelandic literature is highly variable in quality and comprehensibility, but the Volsung Saga is a masterpiece of the genre, and here it is masterfully translated and presented by Byock This edition includes extremely useful explanatory notes, a vital glossary of characters, and an introductory essay that is by itself worth the cost of this book Like many Icelandic sagas, this is a brooding history of semi historical kings overshadowed by augers of doom It exhults in shocking acts of v [...]

    11. This book is very rough and very wild It brings together story elements from several sources, and they have not been assembled in a fully rational manner If you want plenty of examples of valor, bullheadedness, and bloody vengeance, it s all in here The text is very laconic an entire war may be referred to in a couple of sentences, with one or two pertinent points mentioned Odin makes many appearances, and arbitrarily helps then hinders, grants gifts, breaks them, and generally leads people towa [...]

    12. Relectura agosto 2016Si tuviera que hablar muy seriamente deVolsungosnecesitar a dos cosas ser especialista en Literatura Medieval y haber le do todos los textos que se cruzan con este Puedo manejar la comparaci n con Cantar de los Nibelungos pero no podr a ir m s all de l no le Beowulf, por ejemplo Sin embargo, tratar de aislarlo todo lo posible como para dar una opini n.Volsungoses una saga islandesa que data del siglo XIII y cuenta las aventuras de un linaje que puede haber sido real o no, pe [...]

    13. Fortune is too fragile a thing to trust that it will not breakThe Saga of the Volsungs is the first Icelandic Saga Old Norse literature I ve read, and it was a phenomenal encouragement to read books of this genre.Beyond the constant drama of the blessed Volsung dynasty and their eventual cursed end, one can read about the customs and mentality of a society that lived over 1000 years ago and that alone is worth the read Most importantly, the Volsunga Saga is a tale about revenge, justice and the [...]

    14. I had a professor in undergrad who told me that medieval lit is postmodern than postmodern lit, and this is a fantastic example of that principle in action The Saga of the Volsungs, if it were written today, would be both stylistically and narratively postmodern, but because it s medieval it isn t actually postmodern or is it does time work perhaps not for postmodernists.One thing I find fascinating about this saga is the almost complete lack of interiority For modern readers raised on a diet o [...]

    15. Incest, murder, murder, dragons, high level smithing, treason, revenge, and Attila the Hun Also, short, pleasant to read, and not obsessed with silly details What exactly is there not to like

    16. How many movies could Peter Jackson make this 110 page book into Probably at least 3 It goes through 5 generations in 2 pages

    17. A thoughtful and inspiring piece of Nordic myths and times I am still enraptured in the characters and the morals that were subtly put forward in the text It seems, although the author is unknown, that Iceland was the source for a great deal of Norse lore At first, I thought this a bit fast paced and had little character development, but in the beginning it was mostly exploring the genealogy of the people in order to get to the main characters developed later It did take me a while to read it, b [...]

    18. The Saga of the Volsungs is a great Old Icelandic legendary saga and one of the best magic heroic tales ever told It is the story of Sigurd the Dragon Slayer and his family, the Volsungs, and their conflicts with other northern royal families in the pre Viking period It is a story full of mythological figures, human drama, love, hate, and endless series of vengeance and murder.Before Sigurd enters the scene, The Saga of the Volsungs tells the story of his forefathers But how fascinating the stor [...]

    19. As an appreciator of Norse Icelandic mythology and history I had my eye on this story for quite a long time Wasn t sure whether I should read it before or after Snori s Prose Edda After reading Penguin s introduction to the tale, I decided the reader would not be at a disadvantage reading the Volsung s story prior to Prose Edda And it certainly did not dissappoint A fabulous story about the history of Volsung s descendants from Sigmund through Hamdir and Sorli Battles, adventure, betrayals, drag [...]

    20. Sibling incest, revenge, love, drama, nonchalant murder of children, drama, my man is better than your man, repeat.

    21. I have had a healthy obsession with the Norse tales for awhile now The Saga of the Volsungs is a violent and often confusing tale of family, vows and amazing feats The stories have similarities in many ways to the Greeks and especially to the Celts The story of the sword in the tree and the king who claims it is akin to the tale of Arthur Worth the read even if it feels like you are trudging through parts of it.

    22. The most memorable part of this lengthly saga is Sigurd Sigfried defeating the dragon Fafnir, gaining a cursed treasure and his doomed love affairs with two queens, the most notable one being Brynhild, a former Valkyrie cast down to earth by Odin.The introduction itself is very interesting and is a nice way of easing yourself into the many complexities, in particular the family tree and lineage, which dominates this saga as it of course follows one family vein, the Volsungs, and their many disas [...]

    23. Tonight I started reading the Saga of the Volsungs aloud to Ezekiel and Sora It is my first time reading this classic I cannot believe I have never experienced it before now This is powerful myth, and Jesse Byock s understated prose translationn is a great way of drinking that myth straight there are no frills to get in the way the stories strike the audience forcefully in this naked state I can see why C.S Lewis became addicted to them.We re only 1 3 of the way through, but already there are s [...]

    24. Wow, what a story This is such a brilliant book, but it s hard to say much about it without giving everything away, because plot is tantamount It s one of the legendary sagas, as opposed to the family sagas, which means that it includes magic and dragons and dwarfs and so forth Gods and men and monsters interact and play out a huge and sprawling section of Scandinavian fictionalised history some of it is based on genuine historical events, some of it er, isn t It s essentially in three parts.Fir [...]

    25. This story is badass It seems to be related to the King Arthur legend, and is part that, part torture tutorial, and part boss bitch women tearing things down around them when men try to control them Beware Icelandic women, they will cut you up and feed you to their suitors should you displease them.This is another one I ll have to study further Really amazing scenes that I d like to think about, gruesome though they are.

    26. This is a rather good edition despite its small size The editor gives a somewhat detailed description of the saga s history as well as mentioning some of its many branches He also makes note on his editing style, which is always welcome The saga itself is followed by a good glossary and there are notes throughout the text which futher explains difficult phrases and adds mythological context, so that the text is approachable even if you re not well versed in norse saga literature.

    27. Neh z sszefoglalni r viden, mir l is olvashatunk ebben az el sz r 1400 k r l pap rra vetett h s sag ban, hiszen a nagyj b l sz z oldalas k tetben konkr tan annyi minden t rt nik, ami eg sz k nyvciklusok sz m ra el g izgalommal s fordulattal szolg lna A V lsunga saga egy kir lyi csal d a V lsungok t bb gener ci j nak harc t, szenved s t majd elker lhetetlennek t n buk s t mes li el igencsak t m r, vel s, t bbsz r verses bet tekkel tark tott form ban Az r s nyelvezete kit n , az idegen szavak meg [...]

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