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Nibelungenlied - Adventure 8, How Siegfried Came to the Nibelungers Summary & Analysis

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Adventure 8, How Siegfried Came to the Nibelungers Summary

Siegfried journeys to the land of the Nibelungers and finds their stronghold barred shut and guarded by a giant. A struggle ensues and Siegfried has some difficulty subduing the watchman. The dwarf, Albric comes and begins to beat mercilessly on the champion. Siegfried binds the dwarf who demands to know the stranger's name. When Albric learns who has bested him he vows that Siegfried should rule the land. The hero agrees to leave Albric unharmed if only the dwarf will assemble a thousand Nibelungers before him.

From the three thousand that gather, Siegfried picks the best thousand and arrays them in rich garments and equipment. In the morning, the band arrives at Brunhild's fortress and Gunther tells his conquest that they are men of his left waiting for his summons. Brunhild greets the guest and...

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