The Story of Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Niblungs
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The Story of Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Niblungs

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  • THE STORY OF SIGURD THE VOLSUNG AND THE FALL OF THE NIBLUNGS
    • EIGHTH IMPRESSION
    • CONTENTS.
      • Book I.
      • SIGMUND.
      • Book II.
      • REGIN.
      • Book III.
      • BRYNHILD.
      • Book IV.
      • GUDRUN.
    • Book I.
    • SIGMUND.
    • Book II.
    • REGIN.
    • Book III.
    • BRYNHILD.
    • Book IV.
    • GUDRUN.
  • THE STORY OF SIGURD THE VOLSUNG AND THE FALL OF THE NIBLUNGS.
    • BOOK I.
      • SIGMUND.
        • Of the dwelling of King Volsung, and the wedding of Signy his daughter.
        • How the Volsungs fared to the Land of the Goths, and of the fall of King Volsung.
        • Of the ending of all Volsung's Sons save Sigmund only, and of how he abideth in the wild wood.
        • Of the birth and fostering of Sinfiotli, Signy's Son.
        • Of the slaying of Siggeir the Goth-king.
        • How Sigmund cometh to the Land of the Volsungs again, and of the death of Sinfiotli his Son.
        • Of the last battle of King Sigmund, and the death of him.
        • How King Sigmund the Volsung was laid in mound on the sea-side of the Isle-realm.
        • How Queen Hiordis is known; and how she abideth in the house of Elf the son of the Helper.
      • Of the dwelling of King Volsung, and the wedding of Signy his daughter.
      • How the Volsungs fared to the Land of the Goths, and of the fall of King Volsung.
      • Of the ending of all Volsung's Sons save Sigmund only, and of how he abideth in the wild wood.
      • Of the birth and fostering of Sinfiotli, Signy's Son.
      • Of the slaying of Siggeir the Goth-king.
      • How Sigmund cometh to the Land of the Volsungs again, and of the death of Sinfiotli his Son.
      • Of the last battle of King Sigmund, and the death of him.
      • How King Sigmund the Volsung was laid in mound on the sea-side of the Isle-realm.
      • How Queen Hiordis is known; and how she abideth in the house of Elf the son of the Helper.
    • SIGMUND.
      • Of the dwelling of King Volsung, and the wedding of Signy his daughter.
      • How the Volsungs fared to the Land of the Goths, and of the fall of King Volsung.
      • Of the ending of all Volsung's Sons save Sigmund only, and of how he abideth in the wild wood.
      • Of the birth and fostering of Sinfiotli, Signy's Son.
      • Of the slaying of Siggeir the Goth-king.
      • How Sigmund cometh to the Land of the Volsungs again, and of the death of Sinfiotli his Son.
      • Of the last battle of King Sigmund, and the death of him.
      • How King Sigmund the Volsung was laid in mound on the sea-side of the Isle-realm.
      • How Queen Hiordis is known; and how she abideth in the house of Elf the son of the Helper.
    • Of the dwelling of King Volsung, and the wedding of Signy his daughter.
    • How the Volsungs fared to the Land of the Goths, and of the fall of King Volsung.
    • Of the ending of all Volsung's Sons save Sigmund only, and of how he abideth in the wild wood.
    • Of the birth and fostering of Sinfiotli, Signy's Son.
    • Of the slaying of Siggeir the Goth-king.
    • How Sigmund cometh to the Land of the Volsungs again, and of the death of Sinfiotli his Son.
    • Of the last battle of King Sigmund, and the death of him.
    • How King Sigmund the Volsung was laid in mound on the sea-side of the Isle-realm.
    • How Queen Hiordis is known; and how she abideth in the house of Elf the son of the Helper.
    • BOOK II.
      • REGIN.
        • Of the birth of Sigurd the son of Sigmund.
        • Sigurd getteth to him the horse that is called Greyfell.
        • Regin telleth Sigurd of his kindred, and of the Gold that was accursed from ancient days.
        • Of the forging of the Sword that is called The Wrath of Sigurd.
        • Of Gripir's Foretelling.
        • Sigurd rideth to the Glittering Heath.
        • Sigurd slayeth Fafnir the Serpent.
        • Sigurd slayeth Regin the Master of Masters on the Glittering Heath.
        • How Sigurd took to him the Treasure of the Elf Andvari.
        • How Sigurd awoke Brynhild upon Hindfell.
      • Of the birth of Sigurd the son of Sigmund.
      • Sigurd getteth to him the horse that is called Greyfell.
      • Regin telleth Sigurd of his kindred, and of the Gold that was accursed from ancient days.
      • Of the forging of the Sword that is called The Wrath of Sigurd.
      • Of Gripir's Foretelling.
      • Sigurd rideth to the Glittering Heath.
      • Sigurd slayeth Fafnir the Serpent.
      • Sigurd slayeth Regin the Master of Masters on the Glittering Heath.
      • How Sigurd took to him the Treasure of the Elf Andvari.
      • How Sigurd awoke Brynhild upon Hindfell.
    • REGIN.
      • Of the birth of Sigurd the son of Sigmund.
      • Sigurd getteth to him the horse that is called Greyfell.
      • Regin telleth Sigurd of his kindred, and of the Gold that was accursed from ancient days.
      • Of the forging of the Sword that is called The Wrath of Sigurd.
      • Of Gripir's Foretelling.
      • Sigurd rideth to the Glittering Heath.
      • Sigurd slayeth Fafnir the Serpent.
      • Sigurd slayeth Regin the Master of Masters on the Glittering Heath.
      • How Sigurd took to him the Treasure of the Elf Andvari.
      • How Sigurd awoke Brynhild upon Hindfell.
    • Of the birth of Sigurd the son of Sigmund.
    • Sigurd getteth to him the horse that is called Greyfell.
    • Regin telleth Sigurd of his kindred, and of the Gold that was accursed from ancient days.
    • Of the forging of the Sword that is called The Wrath of Sigurd.
    • Of Gripir's Foretelling.
    • Sigurd rideth to the Glittering Heath.
    • Sigurd slayeth Fafnir the Serpent.
    • Sigurd slayeth Regin the Master of Masters on the Glittering Heath.
    • How Sigurd took to him the Treasure of the Elf Andvari.
    • How Sigurd awoke Brynhild upon Hindfell.
    • BOOK III.
      • BRYNHILD.
        • Of the Dream of Gudrun the Daughter of Giuki.
        • How the folk of Lymdale met Sigurd the Volsung in the woodland.
        • How Sigurd met Brynhild in Lymdale.
        • Of Sigurd's riding to the Niblungs.
        • Of Sigurd's warfaring in the company of the Niblungs, and of his great fame and glory.
        • Of the Cup of evil drink that Grimhild the Wise-wife gave to Sigurd.
        • Of the Wedding of Sigurd the Volsung.
        • Sigurd rideth with the Niblungs, and wooeth Brynhild for King Gunnar.
        • How Brynhild was wedded to Gunnar the Niblung.
        • Of the Contention betwixt the Queens.
        • Gunnar talketh with Brynhild.
        • Of the exceeding great grief and mourning of Brynhild.
        • Of the slaying of Sigurd the Volsung.
        • Of the mighty Grief of Gudrun over Sigurd dead.
        • Of the passing away of Brynhild.
      • Of the Dream of Gudrun the Daughter of Giuki.
      • How the folk of Lymdale met Sigurd the Volsung in the woodland.
      • How Sigurd met Brynhild in Lymdale.
      • Of Sigurd's riding to the Niblungs.
      • Of Sigurd's warfaring in the company of the Niblungs, and of his great fame and glory.
      • Of the Cup of evil drink that Grimhild the Wise-wife gave to Sigurd.
      • Of the Wedding of Sigurd the Volsung.
      • Sigurd rideth with the Niblungs, and wooeth Brynhild for King Gunnar.
      • How Brynhild was wedded to Gunnar the Niblung.
      • Of the Contention betwixt the Queens.
      • Gunnar talketh with Brynhild.
      • Of the exceeding great grief and mourning of Brynhild.
      • Of the slaying of Sigurd the Volsung.
      • Of the mighty Grief of Gudrun over Sigurd dead.
      • Of the passing away of Brynhild.
    • BRYNHILD.
      • Of the Dream of Gudrun the Daughter of Giuki.
      • How the folk of Lymdale met Sigurd the Volsung in the woodland.
      • How Sigurd met Brynhild in Lymdale.
      • Of Sigurd's riding to the Niblungs.
      • Of Sigurd's warfaring in the company of the Niblungs, and of his great fame and glory.
      • Of the Cup of evil drink that Grimhild the Wise-wife gave to Sigurd.
      • Of the Wedding of Sigurd the Volsung.
      • Sigurd rideth with the Niblungs, and wooeth Brynhild for King Gunnar.
      • How Brynhild was wedded to Gunnar the Niblung.
      • Of the Contention betwixt the Queens.
      • Gunnar talketh with Brynhild.
      • Of the exceeding great grief and mourning of Brynhild.
      • Of the slaying of Sigurd the Volsung.
      • Of the mighty Grief of Gudrun over Sigurd dead.
      • Of the passing away of Brynhild.
    • Of the Dream of Gudrun the Daughter of Giuki.
    • How the folk of Lymdale met Sigurd the Volsung in the woodland.
    • How Sigurd met Brynhild in Lymdale.
    • Of Sigurd's riding to the Niblungs.
    • Of Sigurd's warfaring in the company of the Niblungs, and of his great fame and glory.
    • Of the Cup of evil drink that Grimhild the Wise-wife gave to Sigurd.
    • Of the Wedding of Sigurd the Volsung.
    • Sigurd rideth with the Niblungs, and wooeth Brynhild for King Gunnar.
    • How Brynhild was wedded to Gunnar the Niblung.
    • Of the Contention betwixt the Queens.
    • Gunnar talketh with Brynhild.
    • Of the exceeding great grief and mourning of Brynhild.
    • Of the slaying of Sigurd the Volsung.
    • Of the mighty Grief of Gudrun over Sigurd dead.
    • Of the passing away of Brynhild.
    • BOOK IV.
      • GUDRUN.
        • King Atli wooeth and weddeth Gudrun.
        • Atli biddeth the Niblungs to him.
        • How the Niblungs fare to the Land of King Atli.
        • Atli speaketh with the Niblungs.
        • Of the Battle in Atli's Hall.
        • Of the Slaying of the Niblung Kings.
        • The Ending of Gudrun.
      • King Atli wooeth and weddeth Gudrun.
      • Atli biddeth the Niblungs to him.
      • How the Niblungs fare to the Land of King Atli.
      • Atli speaketh with the Niblungs.
      • Of the Battle in Atli's Hall.
      • Of the Slaying of the Niblung Kings.
      • The Ending of Gudrun.
      • Transcriber's Notes
    • GUDRUN.
      • King Atli wooeth and weddeth Gudrun.
      • Atli biddeth the Niblungs to him.
      • How the Niblungs fare to the Land of King Atli.
      • Atli speaketh with the Niblungs.
      • Of the Battle in Atli's Hall.
      • Of the Slaying of the Niblung Kings.
      • The Ending of Gudrun.
    • King Atli wooeth and weddeth Gudrun.
    • Atli biddeth the Niblungs to him.
    • How the Niblungs fare to the Land of King Atli.
    • Atli speaketh with the Niblungs.
    • Of the Battle in Atli's Hall.
    • Of the Slaying of the Niblung Kings.
    • The Ending of Gudrun.
    • Transcriber's Notes
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