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Nibelungenlied - Study Guide Adventure 23, How Kriemhild Thought of Revenging Her Injuries Summary & Analysis

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After seven years, Kriemhild produces a son as heir to Etzel's throne. She petitions her husband repeatedly until he agrees to have the child baptized and christened Ortlieb. Kriemhild continues to learn from Herrat the customs of the land, and the people of the land sing their queen's praises. After thirteen years, Kriemhild begins to think on the wrongs done her by Hagen and Gunther, and wishes for revenge.

One night, Kriemhild asks her husband for a favor, saying that she wishes to see her friends and family again. Etzel immediately calls his minstrels to him and charges them with carrying a message across the Rhine. In secret, Kriemhild speaks with the messengers and counsels them on how best to ensure the arrival of all Gunther's men. The men are then supplied with...

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