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  The Story of the Volsungs and Niblungs.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
The Story of the Volsungs and Niblungs
 
The Names of Those Who Are Most Noteworthy in This Story
 
 
VOLSUNGS
SIGI, son of Odin.
RERIR, son of Sigi, king of Hunland.
VOLSUNG, son of Rerir.
SIGMUND, son of Volsung.
SIGNY, daughter of Volsung.
SINFOTLI, son of Sigmund and Signy.
HELGI, son of Sigmund by Borgny.
SIGURD FAFNIR’S-BANE, posthumous son of Sigmund by Hjordis.
SWANHILD, his daughter, by GUDRUN, Giuki’s daughter.
 
PEOPLE WHO DEAL WITH THE VOLSUNGS BEFORE SIGURD MEETS BRYNHILD
SIGGEIR, king of Gothland, husband of Signy.
BORGNY, first wife of Sigmund.
HJORDIS, his second wife.
KING EYLIMI, her father.
HJALPREK, king of Denmark.
ALF, his son, second husband of Hjordis.
REGIN, the king’s smith.
FAFNIR, his brother, turned into a dragon.
OTTER, his brother, slain by Loki.
HREIDMAR, the father of these brothers.
ANDVARI, a dwarf, first owner of the hoard of the Niblungs, on which he laid a curse when it was taken from him by Loki.
 
GIUKINGS OR NIBLUNGS
KING GIUKI.
GRIMHILD, his wife.
GUNNAR, HOGNI & GUTTORM: sons of Giuki.
GUDRUN, daughter of Giuki, wife of SIGURD FAFNIR’S-BANE.
 
BUDLUNGS
BUDLI.
ATLI, his son, second husband of GUDRUN.
BRYNHILD, daughter of Budli, first betrothed and love of SIGURD FAFNIR’S-BANE, wife of Gunnar, son of Giuki.
BEKKHILD, daughter of Budli, wife of Heimir of Hlymdale.
 
OTHERS WHO DEAL WITH SIGURD AND THE GIUKINGS
HEIMER OF HLYMDALE. foster-father of BRYNHILD.
GLAUMVOR, second wife of Gunnar.
KOSTBERA, wife of Hogni.
VINGI, an evil counsellor of King Atli.
NIBLUNG, the son of Hogni, who helps GUDRUN in the slaying of Atli.
JORMUNREK, king of the Goths, husband of Swanhild.
RANDVER, his son.
BIKKI, his evil counsellor.
JONAKR, GUDRUN’S third husband.
SORLI, HAMDIR, AND ERP, the sons of Jonakr and GUDRUN.
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