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The Story of the Volsungs (Volsunga Saga); with Excerpts from the Poetic Edda

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  • THE STORY OF THE VOLSUNGS, (VOLSUNGA SAGA)
    • WITH EXCERPTS FROM THE POETIC EDDA By Anonymous
    • INTRODUCTION
    • TRANSLATORS' PREFACE.
  • THE STORY OF THE VOLSUNGS AND NIBLUNGS.
    • CHAPTER I. Of Sigi, the Son of Odin.
    • CHAPTER II. Of the Birth of Volsung, the Son of Rerir, who was the Son of Sigi.
    • CHAPTER III. Of the Sword that Sigmund, Volsung's son, drew from the Branstock.
    • CHAPTER IV. How King Siggeir wedded Signy, and bade King Volsung and his son to Gothland.
    • CHAPTER V. Of the Slaying of King Volsung.
    • CHAPTER VI. Of how Signy sent the Children of her and Siggeir to Sigmund.
    • CHAPTER VII. Of the Birth of Sinfjotli the Son of Sigmund.
    • CHAPTER VIII. The Death of King Siggeir and of Signy.
    • CHAPTER IX. How Helgi, the son of Sigmund, won King Hodbrod and his Realm, and wedded Sigrun.
    • CHAPTER X. The ending of Sinfjotli, Sigmund's Son.
    • CHAPTER XI. Of King Sigmund's last Battle, and of how he must yield up his Sword again.
    • CHAPTER XII. Of the Shards of the Sword Gram, and how Hjordis went to King Alf.
    • CHAPTER XIII. Of the Birth and Waxing of Sigurd Fafnir's-bane.
    • CHAPTER XIV. Regin's tale of his Brothers, and of the Gold called Andvari's Hoard.
    • CHAPTER XV. Of the Welding together of the Shards of the Sword Gram.
      • So Regin makes a sword, and gives it into Sigurd's hands. He took the sword, and said—
    • So Regin makes a sword, and gives it into Sigurd's hands. He took the sword, and said—
    • CHAPTER XVI. The prophecy of Grifir.
    • CHAPTER XVII. Of Sigurd's Avenging of Sigmund his Father.
      • Now Sigurd went to the kings, and spake thus—
    • Now Sigurd went to the kings, and spake thus—
    • CHAPTER XVIII. Of the Slaying of the Worm Fafnir.
    • CHAPTER XIX. Of the Slaying of Regin, Son of Hreidmar.
    • CHAPTER XX. Of Sigurd's Meeting with Brynhild on the Mountain.
    • CHAPTER XXI. More Wise Words of Brynhild.
      • Sigurd spake now, "Sure no wiser woman than thou art one may be found in the wide world; yea, yea, teach me more yet of thy wisdom!"
    • Sigurd spake now, "Sure no wiser woman than thou art one may be found in the wide world; yea, yea, teach me more yet of thy wisdom!"
    • CHAPTER XXII. Of the Semblance and Array of Sigurd Fafnir's-bane. (1)
    • CHAPTER XXIII. Sigurd comes to Hlymdale.
    • CHAPTER XXIV. Sigurd sees Brynhild at Hlymdale.
    • CHAPTER XXV. Of the Dream of Gudrun, Giuki's daughter.
    • CHAPTER XXVI. Sigurd comes to the Giukings and is wedded to Gudrun.
    • CHAPTER XXVII. The Wooing of Brynhild.
    • CHAPTER XXVIII. How the Queens held angry converse together at the Bathing.
    • CHAPTER XXIX. Of Brynhild's great Grief and Mourning.
    • CHAPTER XXX. Of the Slaying of Sigurd Fafnir's-bane.
    • CHAPTER XXXI. Of the Lamentation of Gudrun over Sigurd dead, as it is told told in ancient Songs. (1)
    • CHAPTER XXXII. Of the Ending of Brynhild.
      • And now none might know for what cause Brynhild must bewail with weeping for what she had prayed for with laughter: but she spake—
    • And now none might know for what cause Brynhild must bewail with weeping for what she had prayed for with laughter: but she spake—
    • CHAPTER XXXIII. Gudrun wedded to Atli.
    • CHAPTER XXXIV. Atli bids the Giukings to him.
      • Now tells the tale that on a night King Atli woke from sleep and spake to Gudrun—
    • Now tells the tale that on a night King Atli woke from sleep and spake to Gudrun—
    • CHAPTER XXXV. The Dreams of the Wives of the Giukings.
    • CHAPTER XXXVI. Of the Journey of the Giukings to King Atli.
    • CHAPTER XXXVII. The Battle in the Burg of King Atli.
    • CHAPTER XXXVIII. Of the slaying of the Giukings.
    • CHAPTER XXXIX. The End of Atli and his Kin and Folk.
    • CHAPTER XL. How Gudrun cast herself into the Sea, but was brought ashore again.
    • CHAPTER XLI. Of the Wedding and Slaying of Swanhild.
    • CHAPTER XLII. Gudrun sends her Sons to avenge Swanhild.
    • CHAPTER XLIII. The Latter End of all the Kin of the Giukings.
    • APPENDIX: EXCERPTS FROM THE POETIC EDDA.
    • PART OF THE SECOND LAY OF HELGI HUNDINGS-BANE (1)
    • PART OF THE LAY OF SIGRDRIFA (1)
    • THE LAY CALLED THE SHORT LAY OF SIGURD.
    • THE HELL-RIDE OF BRYNHILD.
    • FRAGMENTS OF THE LAY OF BRYNHILD
    • THE SECOND OR ANCIENT LAY OF GUDRUN.
    • THE SONG OF ATLI.
    • THE WHETTING OF GUDRUN.
    • THE LAY OF HAMDIR
    • THE LAMENT OF ODDRUN.
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