from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The wife of Siegfried and sister of Gunther in the Nibelungenlied.


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  • During the wedding feast, Siegfried reminded Günther of his promise, and the king, calling Kriemhild to him, affianced the two in the presence of the company.

    National Epics

  • And a pleasant meadow, not far from the town, is still called Kriemhild's

    The Story of Siegfried

  • "Kriemhild," answered Hagen, "no one shall suffer blame, -- neither Siegfried nor yourself.

    The Story of Siegfried

  • By the end of the evening, Kriemhild, superbly played by Maren Eggert, surveys the ruins of her life and her kingdom with dispassion, like a camera recording the flatness of no-man's land in World War I.

    Making Quick Work of an Epic

  • Kenneth F. Kiple and Kriemhild Coneè (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000), pp. 967 – 68, 970. back

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  • The Nibelungenlied was one of the sources of the Ring, and in it the heroine Kriemhild marries Attila after the murder of her husband Siegfried by her brother's vassal Hagen.

    Attila and the Ring

  • Sworn to Brunhild but separated from her, Eric, now Siegfried, journeys to the kingdom of Burgund, where his broad shoulders catch the eye of Princess Kriemhild (Alicia Witt).

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  • As Brunhild and Kriemhild are here united in one person, there is no need of a wooing for the king, nor of vengeance on the part of Brunhild, accordingly the old motive of greed (here envy) reappears.

    The Nibelungenlied

  • That Kriemhild kissed only Giselher, who was innocent of

    The Nibelungenlied

  • The main difference between the two versions is that in the older Norse tradition it is Attila who invites the Nibelungs to his court and attacks them in order to gain possession of the treasure, while Gudrun (Kriemhild) first tries to reconcile the warring parties, and, not succeeding in this, snatches up a sword and fights on the side of her brothers and later kills her husband as an act of revenge.

    The Nibelungenlied


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