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Nibelungenlied Characters

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Alberich

The dwarf who was the Lord Treasurer of the Nibelung dynasty. When Siegfried conquered the Nibelung brothers, he took his magic cloak of invisibility and made Alberich Lord Treasurer of the Nibelung treasure.

Aldrian

Hagen and Dancwart's father.

Amelung

This is the name of Dietrich's dynasty. It applies to his vassals as well.

Astolt

One of the lords of Melk.

Attila the Hun

See Etzel

Balmung

The name of Siegfried's sword. In heroic legends, swords were often given names. After Siegfried's death, Hagen steals Balmung. When Hagen is captured at the end of the epic, Kriemhild uses the sword to kill Hagen.

Bloedelin

Etzel's brother. Dane wart kills him in battle in Chapter 32.

Brunhild

The Queen of Iceland, a beautiful maiden of almost superhuman strength. Gunther, king of the Burgundians, travels to Iceland to win her hand in marriage. He must perform certain acts of strength and skill...

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