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Norse mythology

Volsung saga

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The Tale of Hljod the Giant's Daughter by Zdenka

'"If the Norns have decreed it," Hljod replied, "then no one can prevent it; but I do not think that any man will take me to wife against my will. King Rerir’s son will surely be a great warrior -- so the raven-god has told me."' An original take on the Volsung saga that weaves so deftly into the source it's hard to tell where the seams lie

[Added 08/08/2015; Drama; 2500-6000; Norse mythology; Characters: Hljod, Odin, Hrimnir, Hrimnir's wife, Volsung, Rerir's wife, Signy, Seggeir]