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Nibelungenlied - Adventure 15, How Siegfried Was Betrayed Summary & Analysis

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Adventure 15, How Siegfried Was Betrayed Summary

Four days after their treacherous plan is hatched, thirty-two messengers ride into Gunther's stronghold with news from Ludeger, the king once captured by Siegfried that swore peace with Gunther. The messengers tell the king that Ludeger and Ludegast again march toward his land armed for battle. Gunther and many of his companions try to stop the treason, but Hagen refuses to turn away from the plan. One day, Siegfried happens upon the men whispering together and asks what is wrong. Gunther tells him about the defiance of Ludeger and Ludegast and Siegfried vows to battle the upstarts with only his warriors by his side.

As the army prepares to depart, Hagen seeks out Kriemhild who asks him to forgive her husband for any wrong she may have done Brunhild. Kriemhild states that for her insult she has received many...

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