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Elder Edda - Study Guide The Death of the Niflungs Summary & Analysis

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This tale is told entirely in prose and follows the death of Sigurd. Gunnar and Hogni take all of Fafnir's gold. A feud arises between Atli and Giuki's sons over Brynhild's death. As compensation Atli seeks to marry Gudrun and she is given a forgetfulness drink. Together Gudrun and Atli have two sons, Erp and Eitil.

Atli sends a messenger to invite Gunnar and Hogni to visit his hall. However, Gudrun knows that her new husband plans treachery and sends a message in runes telling her brothers not to come. She includes Andvari's ring with wolf hair twisted around it as a token for Hogni.

Gunnar asks for the hand of Atli's sister, Oddrun, but is denied so he marries Glaumvor, and Hogni marries Kostbera. Solar, Snaevar and Giuki are named as sons but unclear to which couple. Gunnar...

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