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nected with it? Relate the two tests applied to the sword.

Of Gripir's Foretelling

State in your own words Gripir's prophecy. In what spirit does Sigurd leave Gripir?

Sigurd rideth to the Glittering Heath Why is there so great a difference in the spirit of the two men as Sigurd and Regin ride toward the treasure?

Describe Sigurd's first view of the Glittering Heath. Has the author created a feeling of suspense as the episode closes?

Sigurd slayeth Fafnir the Serpent

Does the introduction of the Wise One on the Glittering Heath remind you of the witches in Macbeth?

Is there appropriateness in Fafnir's last days being spent as a serpent crawling over his gold? Describe his death.

Sigurd slayeth Regin the Master of

Masters on the Glittering Heath Can you account for Regin's change of attitude toward Sigurd and the killing of Fafnir? Is there any significance in there being seven

eagles about the fire? What do they tell Sigurd? Do you know an Uncle Remus folk story in which birds give warning?

How Sigurd took to him the Treasure of
the Elf Andvari

What do you think the treasure was like?
Has Greyfell almost human qualities?
How Sigurd awoke Brynhild upon Hindfell
What peculiar excellence has the opening
description?

Is the love that Sigurd and Brynhild felt for each other more instantaneous than that Arthur felt for Guinevere when he first saw her?

An interesting study could be made of the use of nature in this and other episodes.

GENERAL SUGGESTIONS

If you are interested in this section of Sigurd the Volsung, read the other three parts. Read also the Nibelungenlied, which contains this story and all the German heroic material.

Are the Norns similar in any respects to the Greek Fates?

Wagner, the great composer, utilized these themes in his operas Der Ring des Nibelungen.

EPIC

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