The Lore Of The Ring

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The Saga of the Volsungs says that its hero's 'name is known in all tongues north of the Greek Ocean, and so it must remain while the world endures.' Wagner's Ring Cycle has helped to make this thirteenth prophecy true.

Professor Jesse Byock translated the Saga of the Volsungs into ENGLISH and explores its influence on Wagner and the origins of the characters he employs in his Cycle.