Völsung Cycle

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The Völsung Cycle is a series of legends in Norse mythology that were first recorded in medieval Iceland. The original Icelandic tales were greatly expanded with native Scandinavian folklore, including that of Helgi Hundingsbane, which, in turn, originally appears to have been a separate tradition the Ylfings. Mythological material in this Cycle includes the Völsunga saga, the tale of the Otter's Ransom, and others.

The Völsung Cycle is partially based on the same subject matter as the Middle High German epic poem Nibelungenlied.

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