The legend of sigurd and gudrn is a book containing two narrative poems and related texts composed by j r r tolkienit was published by houghton mifflin harcourt and harpercollins on 5 may 2009 the two poems that make up most of the book were probably written during the 1930s and were inspired by the legend of sigurd and the fall of the niflungs in norse mythology. The legend of sigurd and gudrn jrr tolkien lord of the rings sigurd and gudrun legend of sigurd old norse norse mythology christopher tolkien middle earth jrr tolkien cursed ring son christopher elder edda dragon fafnir lay of gudrun norse poetry dwarf andvari valkyrie brynhild highly recommended old english epic poetry rings and the . The legend of sigurd and gudrun showcases two fantastic epic poems infused with tragedy and blood they are both powerful and full of gut wrenching sorrow these are tolkiens versions of the legends written with his own masterful penmanship and attention to detail. Many years ago jrr tolkien composed his own version of the great legend of northern antiquity recounted here in the legend of sigurd and gudrn in the lay of the vlsungs is told the ancestry of the great hero sigurd the slayer of ffnir most celebrated of dragons of his awakening of the valkyrie brynhild who slept surrounded by a wall of fire and of their betrothal and of his . The world first publication of a previously unknown work by jrr tolkien which tells the epic story of the norse hero sigurd the dragon slayer the revenge of his wife gudrun and the fall of the nibelungs
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