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Nibelungenlied - Adventure 35, How Iring Was Slain Summary & Analysis

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Adventure 35, How Iring Was Slain Summary

Iring announces that he will face Hagen. Hagen says it would be better if two or three came against him together. A thousand men arm themselves to stand behind Iring. Folker sees the large host arrayed against Hagen and calls Iring a liar for saying he would fight alone. Iring kneels before his kinsmen, beseeching them to leave off accompanying him. Although the men do not think it a wise choice, they agree to let Iring face Hagen alone.

Iring charges at Hagen but is unable to defeat the powerful champion, so he turns to try his hand against Folker. Iring attempts to battle Gunther and Gernot each in turn before slaying four Burgundian men. Giselher becomes angered at the loss of his men and flies at Iring, knocking the knight from his feet. Giselher does not kill Iring...

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