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The Story of the Volsungs - The Volsunga Saga

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Originally written in Icelandic in the thirteenth century AD by an anonymous author, The Story of The Volsungs is a legendary saga based on Norse mythology. The epic describes the legendary history and heroic feats of several generations of mythic Viking families and derives from many sources, including preexisting Edda, or heroic poems, Norse legends, historical events, and orally transmitted folklore. The saga is imbued throughout with themes of power, jealousy, love, vengeance, and fear. Often considered a critical influence on such later works as Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle and J. R. R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Story of the Volsungs is a powerful epic that continues to resonate for modern listeners. This edition-which includes excerpts from the Poetic Eddas, one of the sources of The Story of the Volsungs-is the translation by William Morris and Eirikr Magnusson.

Originally written in Icelandic in the thirteenth century AD by an anonymous author, The Story of The Volsungs is a legendary saga based on Norse mythology. The epic describes the legendary history and heroic feats of several generations of mythic Viking families and derives from many sources, including preexisting Edda, or heroic poems, Norse legends, historical events, and orally transmitted folklore. The saga is imbued throughout with themes of power, jealousy, love, vengeance, and fear. Often considered a critical influence on such later works as Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle and J. R. R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Story of the Volsungs is a powerful epic that continues to resonate for modern listeners. This edition-which includes excerpts from the Poetic Eddas, one of the sources of The Story of the Volsungs-is the translation by William Morris and Eirikr Magnusson.
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Originally written in Icelandic in the thirteenth century AD by an anonymous author, The Story of The Volsungs is a legendary saga based on Norse mythology. The epic describes the legendary history and heroic feats of several generations of mythic Viking families and derives from many sources, including preexisting Edda, or heroic poems, Norse legends, historical events, and orally transmitted folklore. The saga is imbued throughout with themes of power, jealousy, love, vengeance, and fear. Often considered a critical influence on such later works as Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle and J. R. R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Story of the Volsungs is a powerful epic that continues to resonate for modern listeners. This edition-which includes excerpts from the Poetic Eddas, one of the sources of The Story of the Volsungs-is the translation by William Morris and Eirikr Magnusson.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Antony Ferguson

Length:

4h 35m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

48:35


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:44


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:58


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:48


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:37


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:02


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:48


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:13


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:17


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

12:03


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:47


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:46


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:25


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:50


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:15


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:08


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:35


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:04


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:44


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:31


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:16


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:07


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:56


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:51


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:41


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:24


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:36


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:35


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:19


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:33


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

12:09


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:43


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:39


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:28


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:50


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:32


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:21


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:11


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:54


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:18


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:36


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

00:56


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:38


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

02:42


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:13