from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The warrior hero of the Nibelungenlied and other Germanic medieval epics, whose story is essentially that of his Norse prototype Sigurd.
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- proper n. Hero of the Nibelungenlied who defeated the Icelandic queen Brunhild.
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- n. (German mythology) mythical German warrior hero of the Nibelungenlied who takes possession of the accursed treasure of the Nibelungs by slaying the dragon that guards it and awakens Brynhild and is eventually killed; Sigurd is the Norse counterpart
Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Tina Caskin Siegfried; three daughters; his mother; two sisters; and a grandson.
Prince Siegfried is also quite different in this version.
In the medieval sagas, like Siegfried, the main character will do something - like stage a coup against the king who has favored him up to then - which simply does not make sense -- unless we realize that Siegfried is not a character but a type.
Most notable among these were the two Siegfrieds, each with their own talents - Lionid Zakhozhaev, the actor, in Siegfried and Viktor Lutsyuk, the singer, in Götterdämmerung.
Herbert Siegfried is a Doctor of Jurisprudence and a career diplomat.
"Balmung" (for that was the name Siegfried gave the sword) "is the finest weapon man ever made," he cried.
"You know that nest in the tree we call the Siegfried tree?"
Gunther's confusion enlightens her; and she calls Siegfried trickster and thief to his face.
These two had a son whom they called Siegfried, a very gallant prince.
Several blogs I read have mentioned it (Siegfried is the best example); it’s all over the internet and now there’s even a NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) to get you writing if you can’t face a whole novel.
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