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"Siegfried Tasting the Dragon's Blood" by Arthur Rackham.
Siegfried blows his horn.
"Sigurd proofs the sword Gram" (1901) by Johannes Gehrts.
Siegfried's Departure from Kriemhild, by Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, ca. 1843

Sigurd (Old Norse: Sigurðr) is a legendary hero of Norse mythology, as well as the central character in the Völsunga saga. The earliest extant representations for his legend come in pictorial form from seven runestones in Sweden[1] and most notably the Ramsund carving (c. 1000) and the Gök Runestone (11th century).

As Siegfried, he is the hero in the German Nibelungenlied, and Richard Wagner's operas Siegfried and Götterdämmerung.

As Sivard Snarensven(d) he was the hero of several medieval Scandinavian ballads.

The name Sigurðr is not the same name as the German Siegfried. The Old Norse form would have been Sigruþr, a form which appears in the Ramsund carving that depicts the legend.[2] Sivard is another variant name for Sigurðr; these name forms all share the first element Sig-, which means victory.

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Völsunga saga

In the Völsunga saga, Sigurd is the posthumous son of Sigmund and his second wife, Hiordis. Sigmund dies in battle when he attacks Odin (who is in disguise), and Odin shatters Sigmund's sword. Dying, Sigmund tells Hiordis of her pregnancy and bequeaths the fragments of his sword to his unborn son.

Hiordis marries King Alf, and then Alf decided to send Sigurd to Regin as a foster. Regin tempts Sigurd to greed and violence by first asking Sigurd if he has control over Sigmund's gold. When Sigurd says that Alf and his family control the gold and will give him anything he desires, Regin asks Sigurd why he consents to a lowly position at court. Sigurd replies that he is treated as an equal by the kings and can get anything he desires. Then Regin asks Sigurd why he acts as stableboy to the kings and has no horse of his own. Sigurd then goes to get a horse. An old man (Odin in disguise) advises Sigurd on choice of horse, and in this way Sigurd gets Grani, a horse derived from Odin's own Sleipnir.

Finally, Regin tries to tempt Sigurd by telling him the story of the Otter's Gold. Regin's father was Hreidmar, and his two brothers were Ótr and Fafnir. Regin was a natural at smithing, and Ótr was natural at swimming. Ótr used to swim at Andvari's waterfall, where the dwarf Andvari lived. Andvari often assumed the form of a pike and swam in the pool.

One day, the Æsir saw Ótr with a fish on the banks, thought him an otter, and Loki killed him. They took the carcass to the nearby home of Hreidmar to display their catch. Hreidmar, Fafnir, and Regin seized the Æsir and demanded compensation for the death of Ótr. The compensation was to stuff the body with gold and cover the skin with fine treasures. Loki got the net from the sea giantess Rán, caught Andvari (as a pike), and demanded all of the dwarf's gold. Andvari gave the gold, except for a ring. Loki took this ring, too, although it carried a curse of death on its bearer. The Æsir used this gold and stuffed Ótr's body with gold and covered its skin in gold and covered the last exposed place (a whisker) with the ring of Andvari. Afterward, Fafnir killed Hreidmar and took the gold.

Sigurd agrees to kill Fafnir, who has turned himself into a dragon in order to be better able to guard the gold. Sigurd has Regin make him a sword, which he tests by striking the anvil. The sword shatters, so he has Regin make another. This also shatters. Finally, Sigurd has Regin make a sword out of the fragments that had been left to him by Sigmund. The resulting sword, Gram, cuts through the anvil. To kill Fafnir the dragon, Regin advises him to dig a pit, wait for Fafnir to walk over it, and then stab the dragon. Odin, posing as an old man, advises Sigurd to dig trenches also to drain the blood, and to bathe in it after killing the dragon; bathing in Fafnir's blood confers invulnerability. Sigurd does so and kills Fafnir; Sigurd then bathes in the dragon's blood, which touches all of his body except for one of his shoulders where a leaf was stuck. Regin then asked Sigurd to give him Fafnir's heart for himself. Sigurd drinks some of Fafnir's blood and gains the ability to understand the language of birds. Birds advise him to kill Regin, since Regin is plotting Sigurd's death. Sigurd beheads Regin, roasts Fafnir's heart and consumes part of it. This gives him the gift of "wisdom" (prophecy).

Sigurd met Brynhildr, a "shieldmaiden," after killing Fafnir. She pledges herself to him but also prophesies his doom and marriage to another. (In Völsunga saga, it is not clear that Brynhild is a Valkyrie or in any way supernatural.)

Sigurd went to the court of Heimar, who was married to Bekkhild, sister of Brynhild, and then to the court of Gjúki, where he came to live. Gjuki had three sons and one daughter by his wife, Grimhild. The sons were Gunnar, Hogni and Guttorm, and the daughter was Gudrun. Grimhild made an "Ale of Forgetfulness" to force Sigurd to forget Brynhild, so he could marry Gudrun. Later, Gunnar wanted to court Brynhild. Brynhild's bower was surrounded by flames, and she promised herself only to the man daring enough to go through them. Only Grani, Sigurd's horse, would do it, and only with Sigurd on it. Sigurd exchanged shapes with Gunnar, rode through the flames, and won Brynhild for Gunnar.

Some time later, Brynhild taunted Gudrun for having a better husband, and Gudrun explained all that had passed to Brynhild and explained the deception. For having been deceived and cheated of the husband she had desired, Brynhild plots revenge. First, she refuses to speak to anyone and withdraws. Eventually, Sigurd was sent by Gunnar to see what was wrong, and Brynhild accuses Sigurd of taking liberties with her. Gunnar and Hogni plot Sigurd's death and enchant their brother, Guttorm, to a frenzy to accomplish the deed. Guttorm kills Sigurd in bed, and Brynhild kills Sigurd's three year old son Sigmund (named for Sigurd's father). Brynhild then wills herself to die, and builds a funeral pyre for Sigurd, Sigurd's son, Guttorm (killed by Sigurd) and herself. Sigurd and Brynhild had the daughter Aslaug who married Ragnar Lodbrok.

Sigurd and Gudrun are parents to the twins Sigmund (named after Sigurd's father) and Svanhild.

By Thidrekssaga

The Old Norse Thidrekssaga (chapters 152-168) relates a slightly different tale, with Regin as the dragon and Mimir as his brother and foster father to Sigurd. In this version, King Sigmund returns home from travel to learn of accusations of his wife Sisibe's illicit relations with a thrall. He orders her tongue to be cut out in the forest as punishment. When one knight attempts to cut out her tongue, another intervenes; meantime Sisibe gives birth to a child and places it in a glass vessel which however is kicked into a river and travels downstream. It is found by a doe who nurses the young child, who is then subsequently found by a wise smith of the forest, Mimir who names him Sigurd (although a few times the saga calls him Sigfred) and takes him as his own. But growing large and willful, Mimir gets rid of him by conspiring with his brother, Regin, a dragon, to kill him. But Sigurd slays the dragon and then slays his unloyal foster father. [3]

In chapters 225-230, Sigurd marries Gunnar's sister Grimhild. Later, Gunnar's new bride Brynhild is maintaining her virginity in forceful resistance to him. As a favor to his brother-in-law, Sigurd disguises himself as Gunnar and deflowers Brynhild, who is thereafter compliant with Gunnar. [4]

Archaeological record

A sculpture of Sigurd fighting Fafnir by Constantin Dausch in Bremen, Germany.

The Ramsund carving depicts

  1. how Sigurd is sitting naked in front of the fire preparing the dragon heart, from Fafnir, for his foster-father Regin, who is Fafnir's brother. The heart is not yet fully roasted, and when Sigurd touches it, he burns himself and sticks his finger into his mouth. As he has tasted dragon blood (some blood was on the heart), he starts to understand the birds' song.
  2. The birds say that Regin will not keep his promise of reconciliation and will try to kill Sigurd, which causes Sigurd to cut off Regin's head.
  3. Regin is dead beside his own head, his smithing tools with which he reforged Sigurd's sword Gram are scattered around him, and
  4. Regin's horse is laden with the dragon's treasure.
  5. is the previous event when Sigurd killed Fafnir, and
  6. Ótr from the saga's beginning.

Other aspects of the legend are shown on the various Sigurd stones.

Parallels in other legends

There are parallels in several European myths and legends.

The sword Sigmund draws from Barnstock is similar to the sword drawn by King Arthur from the stone.

The story of Sigurd eating the heart of the dragon is very similar to the Irish story of Fionn mac Cumhail eating the salmon of knowledge he had been preparing for his mentor, Finn Eces.

Sigurd's invulnerability and his weak point (in the Nibelungenlied) are similar to those of the Greek hero Achilles, the Persian hero Esfandyar, and the Duryodhana story of India's Mahabharata epic.

Cultural impact

The Norwegian royal family claimed descent from Sigurd and the Volsungs. Furthermore, because dragons were seen as symbols of Satan in medieval typologies, the story of Sigurd slaying Fafnir was often depicted in Christian churches in Scandinavia.

Adaptations of the legend

"Siegfried and the Famous Sword Balmung" from 1914.
  • The best-known adaptation of the Sigurd legend is Richard Wagner's cycle of music dramas Der Ring des Nibelungen (written between 1848 and 1874). The Sigurd legend is the basis of Siegfried and contributes the stories of Die Walküre and Götterdämmerung.
  • William Morris's epic poem Sigurd the Volsung (1870) is a major retelling of the story in English verse.
  • In 1884 the French composer Ernest Reyer wrote the lesser-known opera Sigurd, which has the benefit of condensing the story into one evening, with equally stirring music.
  • The illustrator Arthur Rackham drew 70 vibrant renderings of the story for the book Siegfried & The Twilight of the Gods, translated by Margaret Armour (1910).
  • Fritz Lang and his then-wife Thea von Harbou adapted the story of Sigurd (called Siegfried) for the first part of their 1924 pair of silent films Die Nibelungen.
  • This legend was also adapted into a movie, Ring of the Nibelungs (2004).
  • Fantasy author Diana L. Paxson retold the story in her trilogy Wodan's Children: The Wolf and the Raven (1993), The Dragons of the Rhine (1995), and The Lord of Horses (1996).
  • Stephan Grundy retold the story in his novel Rhinegold (1995).
  • The Faroese viking/ folk metal band Týr, has a song named "Regin Smiður", which is based on the a Faroese kvæði in three parts, Sjúrðarkvæðið, which chronicles the life of Sigurd (Faroese: Sjúrður).
  • An adaptation of the legend written in verse by Oxford philology professor and fantasy author J.R.R. Tolkien, The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún, was released in May, 2009.
  • In the Soul Calibur series a character named Siegfried is the main protagonist of the games. The sword Gram (mistranslated as "Glam") is one of his many selectible weapons.
  • Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King (2006) SyFy miniseries.
  • The Japanese animated series Saint Seiya presented an arc based on Norse mythology. The main character, Seiya, must fight against Siegfried, a knight whose backgound story is very similar to that of Sigurd--He killed the dragon Fafnir with a spear, but he did not eat his heart, instead, he was completely showered by its blood making him essentially immortal, except for a spot in his back, which was covered by a leaf, making it his only weak point. This arc was not present in the Manga version of Saint Seiya.

Notes

  1. ^ An article at the Museum of Foteviken, Sweden, retrieved January 19, 2007.
  2. ^ Brate, E. (1922). Sveriges runinskrifter. p. 126.
  3. ^ Rank, Otto. The Myth of the Birth of the Hero. New York: Vintage, 1932, pp. 56-59. Haymes, Edward R., trans. The Saga of Thidrek of Bern. New York: Garland, 1988.
  4. ^ Two marriage episodes from The Saga of Thidrek of Bern, retrieved April 19, 2009.

Bibliography

  • Freie Universität Berlin, Edgar Haimerl, "Sigurd – ein Held des Mittelalters: Eine textimmanente Interpretation der Jungsigurddichtung," Alvíssmál 2 (1993): 81–104 (English summary, p. 104).

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1911 encyclopedia

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From LoveToKnow 1911

SIGURD (S'igurar) or Siegfried (M. H. G. Sifrit), the hero of the Nibelungenlied, and of a number of Scandinavian poems included in the older Edda, as well as of the prose V iilsunga Saga, which is based upon the latter. According to both the German and Scandinavian authorities he was the son of a certain Sigmundr (Siegmund), a king in the Netherlands, or the "land of the Franks." The exploits of this Sigmundr and his elder sons Sinfiotli and Helgi form the subject of the earlier parts of V olsunga Saga, and Siegmund and Fitela (i.e. Sinfidtli) are also mentioned in the Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf. According to the Scandinavian story Sigmundr was slain in battle before the birth of Sigurd, but the German story makes him survive his son. Sigurd acquired great fame and riches by slaying the dragon Fafnir, but the chief interest of the story centres round his connexion with the court of the Burgundian king Gunnar (Gunther). He married Gudrun (Kriemhild), the sister of that king, and won for him by a stratagem the hand of the Valkyrie Brynhildr, with whom he had himself previously exchanged vows of love. A quarrel arose between Brynhildr and GuOrun, in the course of which the former learnt of the deception which had been practised upon her and this led eventually to the murder of Sigurd. According to the Scandinavian version he was slain by his brother-in-law Guttorm, according to the German version by the knight Hagen. Gunther's brothers were subsequently slain while visiting Atli (Etzel), who married Gu3run after Sigurd's death. According to the German story they were killed at the instigation of Kriemhild in revenge for Siegfried. The Scandinavian version of the story attributes the deed to Atli's lust for gold.

The story of Sigurd has given rise to more discussion than any other subject connected with the Teutonic heroic age. Like Achilles he is represented as the perfect embodiment of the ideals of the race, and, as in the case of the Greek hero, it is customary to regard his personality and exploits as mythical. There is no question, however, that the Burgundian king who is said to have been his brother-in-law was an historical person who was slain by the Huns, at the time when the Burgundian kingdom was overthrown by the latter. Sigurd himself is not mentioned by any contemporary writer; but, apart from the dragon incident, there is nothing in the story which affords sufficient justification for regarding his personality as mythical. Opinions, however, vary widely as to the precise proportions of history and fiction which the story contains. The story of Siegfried in Richard Wagner's famous opera-cycle Der Ring der Nibelungen is mainly taken from the northern version; but many features, especially the characterization of Hagen, are borrowed from the German story, as is also the episode of Siegfried's murder in the forest.

See Nibelungenlied and also R. Heinzel, "Ober die Nibelungensage," in Sitzungsberichte der K. Akademie der Wissenschaften (Vienna, 1885); H. Lichtenberger, Le Poeme et la legende des Nibelungen (Paris, 1891); B. Symons, "Heldensage" in H. Paul's Grundriss der germ. Philologie, vol. iii. (Strassburg, 1900); and R. C. Boer, Untersuchungen fiber den Ursprung and die Entwicklung der Nibelungensage (Halle, 1906). Also T. Abeling, Nibelungenlied (1907).

(F. G. M. B.) SIGUROSSON, JON (1811-1879), Icelandic statesman and man of letters, was born in the west of Iceland in 1811. He came of an old family, and received an excellent education. In 1830 he was secretary to the bishop of Iceland, the learned Steingrimr Jonsson. In 1833 he went to the university of Copenhagen and devoted himself to the study of Icelandic history and literature. His name soon became prominent in the learned world, and it may safely be said that most of his historical works and his editions of Icelandic classics have never been surpassed for acute criticism and minute painstaking. Of these we may mention LOgsogumannatal og LOgmanna a Islandi (" Speakers of the Law and Law-men in Iceland"); his edition of Landneima and other sagas in Islendinga SOgur, i. - ii. (Copenhagen, 1843-1847); the large collection of Icelandic laws edited by him and Oddgeir Stephensen; and last, not least, the Diplomatarium Islandicum, which after his death was continued by others. But although he was one of the greatest scholars Iceland has produced, he was still greater as a politician. The Danish rule had, during the centuries following the Reformation, gradually brought Iceland to the verge of economic ruin; the ancient Parliament of the island, which had degenerated to a mere shadow, had been abolished in 1800; all the revenue of Iceland went into the Danish treasury, and only very small sums were spent for the good of the island; but worst of all was the notorious monopoly which gave away the whole trade of Iceland to a single Danish trading company. This monopoly had been abolished in 1787, and the trade had been declared free to all Danish subjects, but practically the old arrangement was continued under disguised forms. Jon Sigurbsson began a hard struggle against the Danish government to obtain a reform. In 1854 the trade of Iceland was declared free to all nations. In 1840 the Althing was re-established as an advisory, not as a legislative body. But when Denmark got a free constitution in 1848, which had no legal validity in Iceland, the island felt justified in demanding full home rule. To this the Danish government was vehemently opposed; it convoked an Icelandic National Assembly in 1851, and brought before that body a bill granting Iceland small local liberties, but practically incorporating Iceland in Denmark. This bill was indignantly rejected, and, instigated by Jon Sigurasson, another was demanded of far more liberal tendencies. The Danish governor-general then dissolved the assembly, but Jon SigurOsson and all the members with him protested to the king against these unlawful proceedings. The struggle continued with great bitterness on both sides, but gradually the Danish government was forced to grant many important reforms. High schools were established at Reykjavik, and efforts made to better the trade and farming of the country. In 1871 the Danish parliament (Riksdag) passed a law defining the political position of Iceland in the Danish monarchy, which, though never recognized as valid by the Icelanders, became de facto the base of the political relations of Iceland and Denmark. At last, in 1874, when King Christian IX. visited Iceland at the festival commemorating the millenary of the colonization of Iceland from Norway, he gave to the country a Constitution, with full home rule in all internal matters. An immense victory was gained, entirely due to Jon Sigurosson, whose high personal qualities had rallied all the nation round him. He was a man of fine appearance, with an eloquence and diplomatic gifts such as no others of his countrymen possessed, and his unselfish love of his country made itself felt in almost every branch of Icelandic life. Recognizing the value of an intellectual centre, he made Reykjavik not only the political, but the spiritual capital of Iceland by removing all the chief institutions of learning to that city; he was the soul of many literary and political societies, and the chief editor of the Ny Felagsrit, which has done more than any other Icelandic periodical to promote the cause of civilization and progress in Iceland. After Iceland had got home rule in 1874, the grateful people showered on Jon Sigur3sson all the honours it could bestow. He lived the greater part of his life in Copenhagen, and died there in 1879; but his body, together with that of his wife, Ingibj®rg Einarsdottir, whom he had married in 1845, and who survived him only a few days, was taken to Reykjavik and given a public funeral. On his monument was placed the inscription: "The beloved son of Iceland, her honour, sword, and shield." (S. BL.)


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Old Norse Sigurðr, from sigr (victory) + varðr, vǫrðr (guard). Some sources connect the name with Siegfried, the hero of the Nibelungenlied, but Sigfrid is a saint's name in Scandinavia.

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Sigurd

  1. (Norse mythology) The hero of the Volsungasaga who slayed a dragon.

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Sigurd

  1. (Norse mythology) Sigurd.
  2. A male given name of Old Norse origin.

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Sigurd

  1. (Norse mythology) Sigurd.
  2. A male given name of Old Norse origin.

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Sigurd

  1. (Norse mythology) Sigurd.
  2. A male given name of Old Norse origin.

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Sigurd also known as Siglud according to the book Fire Emblem: Seisen no Keifu: TREASURE and Fire Emblem: Trading Card Game, is a fictional swordsman from the Fire Emblem series, more specifically the game Fire Emblem: Seisen no Keifu, a 1996 release for the Super Famicom. He is the first in Fire Emblem's Lord class to have exceptional stats, and the first in the Lord class to be mounted on a horse and to be able to use lances, although most players instead sell his Iron Lance. His son Celice, and Eliwood from Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken, are mounted on a horse after class promotion. Also, both Lords from Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones are mounted after promotion, but gain no new weapons.

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Lord Sigurd, the son of Lord Byron (Vylon), a descendant of Baldo, one of the 12 Jugdral Crusaders, is a prince of Chalphy Castle of the Kingdom of Grandbell, the center country in the continent of Jugdral. According to unofficial manga, he was born in Gran 734; he stands 178 centimeters tall, and he weighs 70.2 kilograms. He initially wields the Steel Sword, then mostly the Silver Sword (given by Alvis on behalf of Prince Kult in the Prologue chapter), and later the Tyrfing, which he used in Chapter 5 of Fire Emblem: Seisen no Keifu. Ethlin is his younger sister. Cuan is his brother-in-law and best friend, and Ethlin's husband (Cuan is a reference to a mythological legend Kian, who was in love with a mythological princess named Ethlinn). His son Celice takes over in Chapter 6 of the game, finishing what he started. According to the end of Chapter 6, Sigurd was well loved by many people of Jugdral continent. Oifaye calls him a "kindhearted man" when he rescues Shanan at Genoa Castle in Chapter 1. Mananan, the father of a sword demon called Princess Ayra of the Kingdom of Isaac, often looked to Sigurd's father Byron for advice. Since Chapter 3, Sigurd is accused of treason against Grandbell by his own country.

Before the onset of Fire Emblem: Seisen no Keifu, Sigurd attended the Royal Academy of Barhara alongside his brother-in-law Cuan and Nodion's King Eltosian. Cuan later married Sigurd's sister Ethlin. In the Prologue, Sigurd heard the news that most of Grandbell's army, including most of Chalphy's army, is en route to invade the Kingdom of Isaac, the northeasternmost country in Jugdral. He also heard that his childhood friend Aideen is captured by Gandolf. He was prepared to fight the Verdanian army by himself, but Noish and Alec spoke against it, fearing to let him die fighting alone in the battlefield. Arden joined in shortly thereafter. Finally, the 14-year-old Oifey joined Sigurd to be his tactician. Meanwhile, Cuan, Ethlin, and Fin of Lenster heard about Sigurd's skirmish with Verdane. They traveled to Chalphy and joined Sigurd's cause while Sigurd was en route to Jungby. Earlier, Azel joined Sigurd's cause without his paternal halfbrother Alvis's consent and invited Lex to join. Sigurd fought Dimaggio and conquered Jungby. He begged Midale to rest, but Midale was determined to rescue Aideen, thus joining Sigurd's cause. Alvis walks over to Jungby territory to assess the state of the conflict with Verdane. Azmur ordered him to give Sigurd the Silver Sword. Sigurd is regarded by his citizens as a "kindhearted man", and Azel wishes that Alvis could be more like him. Sigurd and his army fight off Gerrard's army and conquer Evans castle.

After Sigurd conquers Evans castle, Filat dubs him Holy Knight of Grandbell. However, Sigurd searched all through Evans castle, but no trace of Aideen can be found. Henceforth, he travels deep into the Verdane, the southwesternmost country of Jugdral. He meets with Eltosian at Evans castle. Meanwhile, Dew sneaks around Marpha castle and helps Aideen escape the clutches of Gandolf with the help of Jamka. Aideen went to speak with Sigurd and Midale. Then Sigurd and his army fight the Genoa army and save Shanan from the clutches of Kinbois. Shanan tells Sigurd that he is the prince of Isaac and that his paternal aunt Ayra is hostile toward Sigurd and his forces already in his army, since she is from Isaac and most of Sigurd's army including himself is from Grandbell. Sigurd does not care too much about the Isaacian-Grandbellian war, nor does he care what country Shanan is from. Then they march to Marpha, and Midale takes revenge against Gandolf. After the battle of Marpha, Sigurd sees Deirdre for the first time, but Deirdre leaves without telling him her name. Jamka reluctantly goes with Sandima's army and attacks Sigurd. Aideen tells Jamka that Sigurd did not come to Verdane to invade Verdane. Between the thickets of the spirit forest, Sigurd sees Deirdre once again, and she joins his cause and would use the Silence staff to prevent Sandima from using the Fenrir tome. After Sigurd liberates Verdane from Sandima's control, the dying king Bator tells him about the Loput sect, the organization behind the evil lurking across Jugdral.

When he learned that his friend Eltoshan was being held prisoner by his own King Shagarl, Sigurd opted to rescue him along with his sister Lachesis, also joined by a bard named Levin (who was in fact the Prince of Silesia, as informed by the Pegasus Knight Fury, who joined later), a dancer named Sylvia and two mercenaries, Holyn and Beowulf, taking control of Agustria on the way. He worked to restore peace for months, in which Deidre gave birth to his son Celice. But Shagarl later attempted to attack again. Sigurd intercepted, later hearing bad news from Father Claude about his family being blamed for the death of Prince Kult, as well as either having to fight Eltoshan to death or learning his death being executed by Shagarl, and that Deidre soon went missing. Afterwards, he rescued Briggid from the Orgahill Piratesm as well as rendezvousing with Claude assisted with the young princess of Freege, Tiltyu. However, soon Sigurd found himself surrounded with the Empire's army. He fled to Silesia and was caught into the civil war, ending it and gained the trust of Silesia.

On his way back to Grandbell, he met his father, Byron, in his dying breath. He gave Sigurd the Tyrfing, broken. Repairing it as quick as he could, he sprung back into action and defeated Langobalt (Lex's father). He sent Oifaye and Shanan away with Celice, worried with their safety. While crossing the Yied Desert, Sigurd was attacked by Thracian Dragon Knights. It was after conquering the next castle that Sigurd learnt that the Dragon Knights ambushed and killed Cuan and Ethlin. On his way to Velthomer, he faced Leptor (Tiltyu's father). However, suddenly Alvis turned his back on Leptor and cooperated with Sigurd to destroy Leptor under the command of Ayda. Sigurd, however, was unaware to know that it was his turn to be destroyed next.

After he conquered Velthomer castle, Sigurd, after a sad, brief reunion with Deirdre (Who lost most of her memory with Sigurd, remembering him by only a little), was executed by Emperor Alvis, using Falaflame, but Alvis was manipulated by Manfroy. As time passed, the man formerly known as traitor suddenly was revered as a legendary hero. 17 or 18 years later, his death was avenged by his son Celice.

Friends

  • Oifaye: Oifaye is Sigurd's advisor. He also raised Sigurd's son Celice.
  • Finn: Finn is a knight under Cuan. He comes with Cuan and Ethlin to give Sigurd support when Sigurd attempts to rescue Edain.
  • Noish: He is a knight of Chalphy, clad in red armor.
  • Alec: He is another knight of Chalphy, clad in green armor. He is also Noish's best friend.
  • Edain: She is a noblewoman of Jungby Castle. She was captured by the Verdanians into the clutches of Gandolf of Marpha Castle. Sigurd was behind her rescue, along with Dew the Thief and Prince Jamuka of Verdane.
  • Cuan: The prince, and later king, of Lenster. Cuan is Sigurd's best friend and brother-in-law. He and his wife Ethlin are tragic characters.
  • Ethlin: Ethlin is Sigurd's sister and Cuan's wife. She and her husband Cuan are tragic characters. Ethlin has been believed to bring these tragedies onto herself.
  • Deirdre: Sigurd fell in love with her at first sight in Verdane's Spirit Forest. They were married and had a son, but Deirdre was kidnapped and had her memories erased by Manfroy, eventually marrying Alvis. Sigurd doesn't find out about this until it's too late.
  • Azel: Younger half-brother of Alvis, who ran away to join Sigurd's quest. Sigurd was unable to turn him away, and asked by Alvis to look out for him in his stead.
  • Lex: Lex is a nobleman of Dozel and a descendant of Neir. His father Langobalt hates Sigurd's father Byron.
  • Briggid: Edin's twin sister, abducted by pirates at the age of five.
  • Eltosian: Eltosian is a childhood friend of Sigurd and Cuan's, and is first on the line of succession for the crown of Augustria after the Royal Family. He gains the crown when the childless King Shagall falls into disfavor and is forced to continue the war against Sigurd.

Celice

Main article: Celice

The son of Sigurd and Deirdre. He is the descendant of Baldo through his father, Sigurd, and of Heim through his mother, Deirdre (however, he cannot use the book of Narga, but can use the legendary sword Tyrfing). He has the skills Pursuit and Awareness. Template:Fire Emblem characters


This article uses material from the "Sigurd" article on the Gaming wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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Redirecting to Siegfried








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