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Nibelungenlied - Adventure 11, How Siegfried Brought His Wife Home Summary & Analysis

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Adventure 11, How Siegfried Brought His Wife Home Summary

Siegfried is anxious to make his departure, but Kriemhild will not go until the land has been fairly divided between her and her brothers. Although Siegfried tries to tell his wife and her brothers that he does not desire their lands, Kriemhild will not be so easily put off. Gernot tells his sister to take a thousand knights of her choosing, but when she chooses Ortwine and Hagen, a small argument arises. Hagen does not want to leave because he has always served in Gunther's lands and he feels that Gunther has no right to toss him away. Finally, Kriemhild settles on five hundred men, Hagen is not among them, and the party prepares to depart.

Tidings are sent to Siegfried's parents-Siegmund and Sieglind-of their son's imminent arrival and preparations for a celebration are initiated...

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