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Nibelungenlied - Adventure 7, How Gunther Won Brunhild Summary & Analysis

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Adventure 7, How Gunther Won Brunhild Summary

As the boat comes ashore, the men notice a bevy of women watching from the castle windows. Siegfried tells Gunther to pick the one he would have as wife, and is delighted when Gunther correctly identifies Brunhild among the crowd. The women continue to peek out at the men as they disembark, and Brunhild notes Siegfried's servant-like demeanor and the rich garments and weapons of the companions. When the men enter the high hall, a chamberlain asks for their weapons and Hagen bristles at the command. However, Siegfried counsels the men to observe the court's custom, and all the men turn over their arms. As they approach the queen, Brunhild asks one of her court to identify the guests. The servant replies that one appears very like Siegfried, one like a king, and the other two like fierce warriors...

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