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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.

Amelung

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

Attila the Hun

See Etzel

Bloedelin

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

Dancrat

Deceased father of Gunther, Giselher, and Gernot, kings of the Burgundians, and the husband of Uote.

Dietrich

Lord of the Amelung dynasty. He is engaged to Herrat and lives in exile at Etzel's court. When the Burgundians come to visit Kriemhild in Chapter 28, he tells the kings that she still mourns her dead husband Siegfried, and warns them that their visit may not be a pleasant one. He is also an old acquaintance of Hagen and greatly respected by all the Huns. He...

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