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Nibelungenlied - Adventure 5, How Siegfried First Saw Kriemhild Summary & Analysis

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Adventure 5, How Siegfried First Saw Kriemhild Summary

As men flock to Gunther's land for the upcoming feast, he wonders how to best spur the men to fight their hardest in the tournament so that the most deserving man wins. Ortwine advises the king to bring out all the fair maidens because nothing inflames courage more than the sight of lovely damsels. The stunningly arrayed women are lead forth, and as Kriemhild comes nearer, Siegfried marvels that he thought he could ever win the love of such a pure and beautiful woman. Gernot then suggests to King Gunther that Kriemhild be introduced to Siegfried in order that the young prince will remain theirs forever.

The two are brought together and, as they look at one another, a bond is forged between them. The entire assembly goes to mass, and Kriemhild publicly praises the knight while...

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