Sigurd’s Battle

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Originally in wood, this sculpture decorates the portal of the Stavkirke (Hyestad church) in Norway and illustrates the legend of Sigurd who must conquer Fafnir, the  wicked dwarf.  who has turned himself into a dragon.  In Scandinavian mythology, Odin (or Wotan) is the father of the gods.  Sigurd is Odin’s faithful warrior

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Originally in wood, this sculpture decorates the portal of the Stavkirke (Hyestad church) in Norway and illustrates the legend of Sigurd who must conquer Fafnir, the wicked dwarf. who has turned himself into a dragon. In Scandinavian mythology, Odin (or Wotan) is the father of the gods. Sigurd is Odin’s faithful warrior. This mythology is strongly marked by the hard conditions of life (long winter nights); the battle of light againt the dangerous darkness is a fundamental theme. This creates a very strong diurnal imagination and a fighting warrior spirit among the nordic peoples. Sigurd symbolises this eternal battle againt chaos, and against this ever-present anguish of a fall into the darkness. In the Siegfried (Sigurd) legend, the treasure guarded by the dragon is none other than immortal life.

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