>I'm not very familiar with the mythology but I have heard of this graphic novel original take on the legend based on both the norse myth & the Wagner opera.
>Now enters our title character. Mowg- I mean Siegfried. Or Sigurd from the norse myth version. Siegfried is a German translation. This is a french comic, by the way.
Nigga, do you even know your history? Das Nibelungenlied is a medieval German epic. There's also a Norse version of the story - the Völsunga saga - but the German version is similarly old, with both being from the 13th century. The German version of the story isn't something that started with fucking Wagner.
The original story isn't exactly Norse or Scandinavian either - except for that escapade in Iceland (which is only a small part of the original story) also, Siegfried dies fairly early on
, the whole thing is set in mainland Europe. The focus is on the Burgundian court, it features groups like the Saxons and the Huns (with Hunnish king Etzel likely being based on Atilla). And the whole thing is likely based on an oral tradition about the Burgundian kings during the age of the Great Migrations.
Relevant side note: the Scandinavians weren't actually all that original; they picked up quite a few popular tales from mainland Europe. You know how the Elder Edda is divided in poems about gods and poems about heroes? Almost all of those hero poems are set in mainland Europe. Atilla the Hun (Atli) shows up in several of them.
Of course the Scandinavians did add their own elements to the stories they adopted - but hey, that's just how premodern literature and storytelling work.
If you want a story that probably *is* based on a Scandinavian original, look at Beowulf. Even though it's an Anglosaxon work, the story is set in Denmark, and its style may have Scandinavian influences.