Dietlieb

European - A Danish knight. Brother of Kunhild. He met Dietrich en route to Rome and they travelled together. Here he challenged the champion warrior Walter von Wasgenstein, and defeated him in a spear throwing contest. From Rome, accompanied by the minstrel Isung, he went to the court of Etzel who made him the ruler of one of his provinces. When his sister, Kunhild, was carried off by Laurin, king of the dwarfs, he turned to Dietrich for help. He helped Dietrich when Ermenrich invaded Bern and was the only man to escape an ambush laid by Ermenrich in which Hildebrand and several others were captured. Also called Dietlieb, Dietliep, Dietliep, Thetleif or Thetleif.

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