In the Lay of the Völsungs is told the ancestry of the great hero Sigurd, the slayer of Fáfnir, most celebrated of dragons; of his awakening of the Valkyrie Brynhild, who slept surrounded by a wall of fire, and of their betrothal; and of his coming to the court of the great princes who were named the Niflungs (or. In scenes of dramatic intensity, of confusion of identity, thwarted passion, jealousy and bitter strife, the tragedy of Sigurd and Brynhild, of Gunnar the Niflung and Gudrún his sister, mounts to its end in the murder of Sigurd at the hands of his blood-brothers, the suicide of Brynhild, and the despair of Gudrún. The main text of The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún consists of two long poems: The New Lay of the Völsungs, and The New Lay of Gudrún. Because of the.
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The Legend of Sigurd & Gudrún by J.R.R. Tolkien
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Tolkien in this book. In part, this is understandable for the book is culled from Lecture notes, scribbled notes, and a hand written translation.
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This will help make some plot points clearer. Colored by the potion, Sigurd's mind is glamoured and his mood confounded. Brynhild betrayed[ edit ] Brynhild continues to await the coming of Sigurd, slaying almost every suitor who dares to call.
Eventually, Odin arrives on horseback and armoured as an ancient king. He prophesies that she shall wed a mortal king before two winters pass.
As he departs, a ring of fire surrounds her hall and Brynhild ponders that one man only the legend of sigurd and gudrun reach her now. Meanwhile, a radiantly happy Sigurd weds Gudrun in a feast which lasts many days and nights in the mead hall of Worms.
In addition, Sigurd and his in-laws swear a blood oath of eternal brotherhood. Although he and Gudrun are deeply happy in their marriage, a shadow remains in Sigurd's heart.
As time passes, the news of Brynhild and the gold hoard reaches Grimhild's ears. Certain that such a Queen will bring glory to her son's court, Grimhild counsels King Gunnar that it is time for him to wed.
When they reach their destination, King Gunnar's horse shies away at the sight of the fire. Although the king smites the sides of his steed, Honi still refuses to go forward. With Sigurd's permission, Gunnar borrows Grani who, unfortunately, refuses to go forward under another rider.
As a result, Sigurd springs to the rescue of his blood brother.