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see SiegfriedSiegfried
or Sigurd
, great folk hero of early and medieval Germanic mythology. His legend, important in several Germanic epics, recounts his killing of the dragon Fafnir, his marriage to Gudrun (or Kriemhild), his love and betrayal of Brunhild, and his tragic death.
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127) rather than assimilate it to Victorian ideals of the sort embodied in Tennyson's Idylls, and that this decision made Sigurd the Volsung "in a real sense the central work of Morris's life .
As a result of two trips to Iceland, he translated the great Norse sagas and wrote his masterpiece, the narrative poem Sigurd the Volsung (1876).