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Nibelungenlied - Study Guide Adventure 3, How Siegfried Went to Worms Summary & Analysis

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Siegfried hears about a beautiful maiden who lives in Burgundy. Tales of Kriemhild's beauty, virtue, and virgin pride spread far and wide, drawing suitors from across the land. Despite the constant flow of suitors, the princess stands firm in her oath not to marry. Eventually though, a visitor from a distant land finally wins her favor.

When King Siegmund learns his son's intentions, he and the queen are very concerned because they know the strength of Gunther and his men. Siegfried's parents attempt to dissuade their son from his chosen course. When the prince refuses to give up on wooing the girl, Siegmund agrees to support him. Siegfried will not go to court the girl looking as if he's going into battle. Instead, he will take eleven of his closest men to travel with him. After seven...

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