What is the significance of Kriemhild in the story?
Kriemhild, in Germanic heroic legend, sister of the Burgundian kings Gunther, Gernot, and Giselher. In Norse legend she is called Gudrun, and the lays in which she appears are variant tales of revenge. In the Nibelungenlied, she is the central character, introduced as a gentle princess courted by Siegfried.
What is the meaning of nibelungenlied?
Nibelungenlied. / German (ˈniːbəlʊŋənliːt) / noun. a medieval High German heroic epic of unknown authorship based on German history and legend and written about 1200.
What Siegfried mean?
Definition of Siegfried
: a hero in Germanic legend who slays a dragon guarding a gold hoard and wakes Brunhild from her enchanted sleep.
Who married Kriemhild?
Etzel and Kriemhild married and they lived together in great luxury. In their seventh year together Kriemhild gave birth to a son, whom they named Ortlieb.
Who betrayed Kriemhild?
Hagen lures Kriemhild and she tells the vulnerable part of Siegfried’s body where the lime leaf has fallen. Brunhild fasts, Gunther betrays Siegfried, and Hagen impales him with a spear. Canto 7: How Kriemhild Swears Revenge to Hagen Tronje: Brumhild tells Gunther that she lied and he killed his only loyal friend.