One by one everyone in the hall tried to pull out the sword but failed. When it was Sigmunds turn he stepped foward and pulled it out as though it were in water. King Siggeir offered three times the sword's weight in gold to Sigmund but Sigmund replied, " If the sword were meant for you, King Siggeir, it would have released itself from the tree in your grip." King Siggeir became very angry and decided to make Sigmund pay for his insolence.
King Siggeir invited King Volsung, and his whole family to Gautland, to visit him. King Volsung came in three ships, and once ashore his daughter, Signy, warned of King Siggeir's betrayal, and of the mighty army that her husband had gathered to destroy them. In a battle of epic proportions, King Volsung was killed and all his sons captured. Signy pleaded for their lives, but to no avail. King Siggeir wanted them to suffer before they died, so he had a great stock fitted on the feet of the ten brothers and left them in a forest. Then for nine nights in a row a she - wolf came and killed nine of the brothers one after the other, leaving only Sigmund. Signy sent her most trusted bodyguard to her brother, and told him to smear honey all over her brother's face and in his mouth as well. On the tenth night the she - wolf returned and licked Sigmunds face and shoved her tongue into his mouth. Sigmund then bit down on the tongue ripping it out, and killing the she - beast. In the immense struggle the stock was broken and Sigmund was freed. Sigmund stayed in the woods in an underground dwelling. Signy came periodically and brought her twin brother supplies.
Signy first sent two of her sons to try to help Sigmund avenge her father and brothers. Sigmund found them to be wanting and killed them both. Signy then sent her son Sinfjotli, who she got by mating with Sigmund,( Yes, brother and sister ), and he passed all of Sigmund's tests. Together they killed King Siggeir by burning down his hall with him inside. Queen Signy, after speaking to Sigmund and Sinfjotli, walked into the fire killing herself. Sigmund and Sinfjotli then gathered men and built ships, and expelled the man who had set himself up as king on their father's land. Sigmund then married Borghild, and had two sons Helgi and Hamund.
Part 3 : Sigmund and Helgi
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