Kriemhild, Siegfried's wife Picture

Kriemhild or Gudrun is a major figure in the early Germanic literature centered on the hero Sigurd or Siegfried, son of Sigmund. She appears as Kriemhild in the Nibelungenlied and as Gutrune in Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen.
In Norse mythology, Gudrun (Guðrún Gjúkadóttir) was the sister of Gunnar. Gudrun fell in love with Sigurd, who did not care for her, because he was in love with the valkyrie Brynhild, to whom he gave the ring Andvarinaut. Gudrun's brother Gunnar, however, wished to marry Brynhild, but this was impossible because Brynhild, knowing that only Sigurd could do so, had sworn to marry only the man who could defeat her in a fair fight.
In 1924, Fritz Lang and Thea von Harbou produced Die Nibelungen: Kriemhilds Rache aka Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild's Revenge. Kriemhild was played by Margarete Schön
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