The salmon, do you see, was a fairy salmon. Myself. What a strange coincidence! Murtagh. A what, Shorsha? Myself. Why, that the very same tale should be told of Finn-ma-Coul, which is related of Sigurd Fafnisbane. "What thief was that, Shorsha?" "Thief! 'Tis true, he took the treasure of Fafnir. Sigurd was the hero of the North, Murtagh, even as Finn is the great hero of Ireland.
Leaving Ragnar Lodbrok to his travels, let us take up the strange story of another fair maiden, who was to have much to do with his future life. She was named Aslög and was the daughter of King Sigurd Fafnisbane, of Germany. Soon after she was born enemies of her father killed him and her mother and all of his race they could find.
And, since your men chose to speak of me as a beggar's daughter, let me tell you that I am no such thing, but a king's daughter and of much higher birth than your new love Ingeborg." "What fable is this you tell me?" said Ragnar. "Who, then, were your parents?" "My father was King Sigurd Fafnisbane and my mother was the Amazon Brynhilda, daughter of King Budle."