The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun
Title: The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Tolkien’s retellings of the Norse legends of Sigurd, the dragon slayer and blood-brother of the Niflungs, and Gudrâun, a Niflung forced to marry Attila the Hun who murders her brothers.
The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún is a previously unpublished work by J.R.R. Tolkien, written while Tolkien was Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford during the 1920s and 30s, before he wrote The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. It makes available for the first time Tolkien’s extensive retelling in English narrative verse of the epic Norse tales of Sigurd the Völsung and The Fall of the Niflungs. It includes an introduction by J.R.R. Tolkien, drawn from one of his own lectures on Norse literature, with commentary and notes on the poems by Christopher Tolkien.