Saga of the Volsungs pt 1: Blood and Betrayal

Join us round the fire as we begin telling one of the greatest sagas of Old Norse literature: The Saga of the Volsungs. In this first part of the story learn about the divine origins of the Volsung family, the betrayal that nearly destroyed them all, and the wise but sinister god that followed their lives with a close and ominous interest!

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If you enjoy our adaptations of the Norse sagas then check out some of our previous episodes:
The Legend of Ragnar Lothbrok
It Wanders at Night: A Viking Draugr Horror Story
‘Alas poor Jorvik, I knew him well!”: The Viking Inspiration Behind Hamlet

Cast list:
Skald/Narrator – Lucas Norton
Odin – Adam Seymour
King Siggeir – Max O’Keeffe
Sigmund – Philip Birch
Signy – Anya Griffiths

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