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Nibelungenlied - Adventure 29, How Hagen Refused to Rise to Kriemhild Summary & Analysis

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Adventure 29, How Hagen Refused to Rise to Kriemhild Summary

Hagen calls Folker to him and the pair seek out a quiet corner to talk. Kriemhild sees them from her window and begins to weep. The warriors around her desire to know the cause of her pain. The queen tells them that Hagen brings her grief, whereby they offer to seek vengeance for her sake. Sixty men gather to seek out and slay Hagen, but Kriemhild tells them that so few will not be able to overpower the champion. Four hundred warriors then assemble as Kriemhild counsels them to wait until Hagen has revealed his sins.

The queen, surrounded by the band of men, descends the stairs to meet her foe, and Folker points her out to Hagen. Folker pledges to stand beside Hagen whatever befalls them, then suggests they rise to meet...

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