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Saga of the Volsungs, the (c.1200) [Novel]
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Based on Viking Age poems, the saga combines mythology, legend and sheer human drama. At its heart are the heroic deeds of Sigurd the dragon slayer who acquires runic knowledge from one of Odin's Valkyries. Yet it is also set in a very human world, incorporating oral memories of the fourth and fifth centuries, when Attila the Hun and other warriors fought on the northern frontiers of the Roman empire. An illuminating Introduction links the historical Huns, Burgundians and Goths with the events of this Icelandic saga, whose author claimed that Sigurd's name was 'known in all tongues north of the Greek Ocean, and so it must remain while the world endures'.

Original title: Völsunga saga
Original languages: Icelandic


Genre: MythologyRetellings


  • text :: at the Online Medieval and Classical Library

Edition #1: The Saga of the Volsungs

The Saga of the Volsungs (1990)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Jesse L. Byock
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The Saga of the Volsungs (January 1, 2000)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 0140447385
Dimensions: 5 x 7.7 x 0.5 in
Pages: 160

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The Saga of the Volsungs (March 16, 1990)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Berkeley
Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 0520069048
Dimensions: 5.3 x 8 x 0.5
Pages: 145

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