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This mix of a historical fiction and mythological story is the national epic of Germany. Bollocks to that–effing cowards! Given the fact that the story pretends to be history when its origins are pagan and that it continued to be bastardized e. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

The only reason anyone does anything is for the promise of reward, which is usually merely alluded to–you know, good manners and all. The Norse makes sense of all the ruination and despair and doesn’t pretend to be history. Another misconception that the reader may form is that the Nibelunglied will be a tale of sorcery and ancient gods in the mould of Homer or Virgil.

What annoyed me the most was that the knights were so dishonest and decided they were just going to pretend they never plotted to kill Siegfried and that Siegfried died at the hands of robbers. If the knights were to acknowledge their murderous crime, I wouldn’t hate the ending as much. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. And when you read quite a lot of these sentences that don’t really seem to be correct German, the reading starts feeling a little off.

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Narrative weaknesses can be overlooked. I highly doubt that it even is the best version that’s ever existed.

But by the end of the poem, Kriemhild is begging anyone to go out and revenge for her, promising anyone shieldsful of red gold which,I guess, is the best kindhaving it brought right to front lines to administer to all and sundry. There is an explanation for this, and the translator in this edition, Hatto, a well-regarded germanics professor, was quick to give it – from what scholars can gather, the poet was trying to meld two different versions of the story together; an older, cruder and better-known one probably more pagan in natureversus a more modern one in all likelihood influenced by Christianitywhere the characters’ actions were, for lack of a better word, whitewashed.


I do like mythology, but the ending was overwhelming for me. For one thing, this is a prose translation, so whatever beauty in verse may exist in the original is completely lost here.

It is true that Kriemhild is hacked to pieces because her action in killing Hagen seems horrifying to the men because a woman is doing it. I’ve loved the sagas, and while this one is admittedly not my favorite I still enjoyed it.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. It is a gripping tale of revenge, love, and murder. He is granted this in return for helping Gunther in his pursuit of the fierce Icelandic queen, Brunhild.

Can’t seem too greedy! Honestly, I think this text should be less pitched as the story of Siegfried and more as the story of his wife, Kreimhild. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Men killing their friends due to the petty perfidy of women The most Fuhrer-like figure is Siegfried, the strong heroic figure.

Written as a poem, this translation by Professor Hatto is in prose format, which makes it more accessible to casual readers, but perhaps loses some of the qualities that make poetry special.

Unfortunately, the Nibelungenlied with its anonymous author’s emphasis on trickery through female magic and its deaths of heroic characters through female trouble-making and revenge lays no real responsibility on any of the mal I have to confess to a prejudice against the story of the Nibelungenlied, which is so closely related to the Norse The Tale of Andvari’s Gold and which I like so much better.

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This was rather a slow ek. Kriemhild is cut to pieces by the horrified Huns who witness her murdering Hagen with her own hands. This story was not original, being a combination of two or three earlier sagas, reaching back to the 6th century, but the unknown author has done a g For those not familiar with this work, this is the epic German poem from the early 13th century that Wagner used as an inspiration for his Ring cycle of operas.

Granted, this “epic” poem is German, but it’s certainly part of what one would consider a literary education.

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This story was not original, being a combination of two or three earlier sagas, reaching back to the 6th century, but the unknown author has done a good of updating them for his audience, and has added passages and characters. Even the scene where Siegfried invisibly wrestles Brunhild into sexual submission–though despicable by today’s standards–at least doesn’t have any unnecessary oohing and aahing at their new clothes!


However, since I love the Norse tale, with all its pre-history of Sigurd the Norse Siegfried re, which has strong similarities to the Egyptian Isis myth, I really can’t toss the Nibelungenlied. While the warrior does not have sex with Brunhild, he does steal her ring and belt, and he gives them to Kriemhild, whom he is now able to marry.

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This side of the story compares and contrasts in an interesting manner with The Iliad. However, while the poem is renowned, it has never acquired the same status as The Iliad, the poem it most closely resembles.

Hatto provided an easy read, and I appreciated the lengthy contextual information in the appendices. Missed opportunity there, in my opinion. There is no suggestion that this is the nature of women, or that this is what happens when women get power.

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I thought lox blokes were supposed to be “knights”. But I’ve made it. The back of my copy reads that it is an epic tale of murder and revenge. However even he is subservient to another king. I thought some character was dead only for him to be killed ages later.

It was just a long, sprawling mess of weird movement, culminating in absolute chapters of violence don’t think that’s too much of a spoiler hopefully. It is nearly a thousand years old, after all. It is important to note that the reader must put aside their modern sensibilities when reading this, otherwise they are likely to get very frustrated with the way that nibelugnos of the main characters behave, especially those who are nominally heroes for part of the saga.