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Nibelungenlied - Adventure 36, How the Queen Gave Orders to Burn Down the Hall Summary & Analysis

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Adventure 36, How the Queen Gave Orders to Burn Down the Hall Summary

Hagen and Folker tell the others to rest themselves while they can and the two warriors keep watch at the door. Etzel and Kriemhild, mourning the loss of so many brave knights, call for more warriors to prepare themselves for battle. Twenty thousand march against the Burgundians as Dankwart, long thought dead, steps forward safe and sound. The battle rages until darkness falls and many more fine knights have perished in the fight.

Kriemhild laments the horror that lies before her; the queen wished only for vengeance upon one. Etzel and Kriemhild approach Gunther's men. Etzel addresses the company, saying that if they wish for friendship, it is too late now. The Burgundian kings plead with King Etzel, but to no avail. Finally, Gernot asks that if...

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