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Nibelungenlied - Adventure 6, How Gunther Went to Woo Brunhild Summary & Analysis

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Adventure 6, How Gunther Went to Woo Brunhild Summary

Gunther learns of a queen who rules beyond the sea. Her beauty is unmatched, as is her strength, and she offers her love to any man who can beat her with a spear. Suitors must beat her in three different games or lose their heads if they fail the challenge. Gunther is convinced that he will be able to win the games and the love of Brunhild, and, if he cannot, then he does not wish to live without her. Although his men try to dissuade his course of action, Gunther's mind is made up, and the men suggest Siegfried travel with them since he alone knows of Queen Brunhild. Siegfried agrees to go on the condition that once Brunhild has been won, Gunther gives Kriemhild as Siegfried's wife.

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