Volsungasaga – probably the most important saga of the Fornaldar Sagas, or epic poems. Fornaldar Sagas means “sagas of old times” and the word saga is from the Icelandic “what is said” or “what is told”. The citation refers to an episode in which the God Odin comes in disguise to a wedding feast and thrusts a sword into the branstokkr (a tree which forms part of the structure of the timber hall), claiming that the warrior who can remove it will never fail while he wields it in battle.

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