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Elder Edda - The Second Lay of Gudrun Summary & Analysis

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The Second Lay of Gudrun Summary

While staying with Atli King Thiodrek loses most of his men. Drawn together by their respective sorrows Thiodrek and Gudrun spend time discussing their problems. Gudrun tells Thiodrek that she was a lovely girl and loved her brothers deeply but that changed when her father gives her in marriage to Sigurd. Gudrun's brothers begrudge her having a prominent husband and will not sleep until they put Sigurd to death. Gudrun sees Grani run from the Assembly without Sigurd and follows the horse to ask what has happened. Grani drops his head into the grass and Gudrun knows Sigurd is dead. She confronts her brothers and Hogni tells her Sigurd was struck down by the river. Her brother says she will find her husband where the ravens and eagles shriek and the wolves howl in pleasure.

Gudrun leaves her brothers...

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