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Nibelungenlied - Study Guide Adventure 16, How Siegfried Was Slain Summary & Analysis

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Hagen and Gunther propose to hunt for bear, boar, and wild bull for which they'll need sharp edged javelins. Siegfried goes to say good-bye to his wife and finds Kriemhild in a sorrowful mood. His wife has been thinking on the secret she shared with Hagen, but fears to tell her husband the truth. Instead, Kriemhild says she has had a dream of treason and bids her husband to stay behind. Siegfried dismisses her concern, saying that there are no enemies among Gunther's kin, and then kisses her quickly before departing for the hunt.

The men reach their destination where Siegfried asks who will be the first to venture into the wood. Hagen proposes that the hounds be divided among the men, and each knight tries his best to prove himself the worthiest hunter. Siegfried starts off and in...

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