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History

The Fall of Sigurth, the Great Volsung Hero

August 3, 2022

Sigurth, the great Volsung hero, falls prey to the treachery of magic potions which eventually leads to his death. Unlike his father Sigmund, Sigurth cannot be included in Odin’s hall of dead heroes, Valhalla. […]

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History

The Legend of Sigurth and Brynhild

August 3, 2022

Sigurth and Brynhild get engaged to each other, yet they marry other people else due to a series of manipulations and contrivances. Moreover, the increasing obscurity of the narration often leaves the readers baffled. […]

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History

How the Volsung Hero Sigurth Slayed the Dragon

August 3, 2022

Sigurth, the son of the Volsung hero Sigmund, was no less great than his father. The courageous hero was famously known as the dragon-slayer after his tutor Regin encouraged him to achieve more in life. […]

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American History

Amid Calls for Changes to Constitution, Understanding How They Work

August 1, 2022

Calls to action for amending the U.S. Constitution are everywhere. As a controversial Supreme Court drafts opinions on several issues, clamor for a new amendment to the Constitution has gained momentum. In the United States, constitutional amendments can be proposed two ways. […]

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History

What Led to the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962?

August 1, 2022

The Soviets made every effort to recruit and keep Cuba as their socialist ally. To counter US threat, they stationed missiles in Cuba resulting in the crisis famously referred to as the Cuban missile crisis. […]

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History

Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution

August 1, 2022

When Fidel Castro came to power, he redistributed wealth and resources, introducing agriculture reforms. He also promoted local industries to counter dependence on t US. […]

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