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Nibelungenlied - Adventure 12, How Gunther Invited Siegfried to the Festival Summary & Analysis

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Adventure 12, How Gunther Invited Siegfried to the Festival Summary

Brunhild sits at home, musing to herself about Siegfried's lack of homage to her husband. Likewise, Gunther's wife fumes over the honors bestowed on Kriemhild, but then, disguising her hateful intentions, beseeches her husband to invite Siegfried to visit their hall again. Therefore, Gunther calls thirty men and charges them with the task of delivering his greetings to Siegfried. After a three-week journey, the troop arrives in Siegfried's court and the sight of her countrymen gladdens Kriemhild's spirit. However, when Gunther's invitation is related, Siegfried says they cannot make the journey. The matter is dropped while the host sits to eat.

After nine days, the messengers are anxious to depart and Siegfried calls his friends to counsel. The warriors advise their leader to make the journey if he so desires, but to take...

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