Siegfried

German - A king of Moorland. Husband of Ortrun. He was one of the suitors for the hand of Gudrun, daughter of Hettel and Hilde. While Herwig, another suitor, was away fighting Hettel for the right to marry Gudrun, Siegfried invaded his kingdom but made peace and joined forces with Herwig and Hettel when Hartmut carried off Gudrun. He later married Ortrun, Hartmut's sister. In some accounts, known as Siegfried, Sigfred, Sigfred, Siegfried, Siegfried, Sigfrid, Sigfrid, Siegfried, Siegfried, Siegfried, Sigfrit, Sigfrit, Siegfried, Siegfried, Siegfried, Sigurd, Sigurd, Fafnisbani, Sigird, Sigurdr, Sigurthr or German Siegfried.
German - The Germanic version of the Norse Sigurd. Son of Siegmund and Sieglinde. Husband of Krimhild. Father of Gunther. His mother died when he was a baby and he was raised by the dwarf Mime who was seeking a hero to kill the dragon Fafnir so that he could seize the treasure guarded by the dragon. He raised Siegfried to be such a hero and, armed with his father's Sword of Need which he had re-forged, Siegfried killed the dragon and took the treasure. When Mime tried to poison him, Siegfried killed the dwarf as well. The blood of the dragon made him invulnerable and gave him the power to understand the language of the birds and they told him of the plight of Brunhild. He sought her out on the mountain-top and found her surrounded by a wall of fire which parted to allow him to pass. He wakened her with a kiss and they fell in love. When he left her, Brunhild gave him her horse, Grani. He met Gunther who was seeking a wife and rode back through the flames in the form of Gunther to woo Brunhild for the king, whom she married. Siegfried married Gunther's sister, Gudrun, having been induced to take a drink that caused him to forget Brunhild. Hagen, half-brother of Gudrun, plotted to kill Siegfried to get from him the Ring of Power, part of the dragon's treasure, and stabbed him in the back. Brunhild, still in love with Siegfried, rode into the flames of his funeral pyre and tossed the Ring of Power into the Rhine. The Rhinedaughters rose on a huge wave which drowned Hagen as he tried to snatch the ring and swept the funeral pyre into oblivion. In another version, after killing the dragon and acquiring the treasure, he married Krimhild. He also accompanied Gunther, her brother, on a visit to seek the hand of Brunhild who would marry only the man who could defeat her in a contest of spearthrowing and jumping. He used his magic Cloak of Invisibility to help Gunther win the contest and the hand of Brunhild. Siegfried later used the same cloak to help Gunther subdue his powerful bride who, thereafter, became a dutiful wife. When Siegfried and Krimhild visited the court of Gunther, the two women quarrelled and Hagen plotted to avenge the perceived insult to Brunhild. He induced Gunther to invite Siegfried to help in repelling a purported invasion and, on a hunting trip, killed Siegfried by driving his spear into his only vulnerable spot, the spot between his shoulder-blades which had been covered by a leaf when he bathed in the blood of the dragon, Fafnir. Also identified as Siegfried, Sigfred, Sigfred, Siegfried, Siegfried, Sigfrid, Sigfrid, Siegfried, Siegfried, Siegfried, Sigfrit, Sigfrit, Siegfried, Siegfried, Siegfried, Sigurd, Sigurd, Fafnisbani, Sigird, Sigurdr, Sigurthr or German Siegfried.
German - Son of Gunther and Brunhild. In some accounts, called Siegfried, Sigfred, Sigfred, Siegfried, Siegfried, Sigfrid, Sigfrid, Siegfried, Siegfried, Siegfried, Sigfrit, Sigfrit, Siegfried, Siegfried, Siegfried, Sigurd, Sigurd, Fafnisbani, Sigird, Sigurdr, Sigurthr or German Siegfried.
German - One of the four Wagnerian. Operas based on the Nibelungenlied. This work tells of Siegfried's slaying of the dragon, Fafnir, and his meeting with Brunhild. Sometimes known as Siegfried, Sigfred, Sigfred, Siegfried, Siegfried, Sigfrid, Sigfrid, Siegfried, Siegfried, Siegfried, Sigfrit, Sigfrit, Siegfried, Siegfried, Siegfried, Sigurd, Sigurd, Fafnisbani, Sigird, Sigurdr, Sigurthr or German Siegfried.

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