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Nibelungenlied - Adventure 1, Kriemhild's Dream Summary & Analysis

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Adventure 1, Kriemhild's Dream Summary

Just like many ancient tales, this is a story of happy feasts, woe, and daring deeds.

A fair maiden named Kriemhild lives in Burgundy,where she will cause many warriors to lose their lives. Kriemhild's three brothers—Gunther, Gernot, and Giselher—keep watch over the girl. Although the brothers are noble and mild tempered, they are fierce soldiers. The family lives in Worms near the Rhine where they maintain a glorious estate until the brothers are killed by the hate of two noble women. When their father, Dancrat dies, his children inherit the kingdom. Because of their great strength, the three princes hold loyalties from the noblest knights in the land.

One night, Kriemhild dreams that two eagles attack a falcon. Dame Uta, the girl's mother, says the falcon must represent a suitor whom God will shield so Kriemhild does not...

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