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Gudrun

(go͝o`dro͝on) or

Kudrun

(ko͝o`–), in Germanic literature. 1 Heroine of the Icelandic epic, the Volsungasaga. 2 Heroine and title person of an anonymous Middle High German epic written shortly after and strongly influenced by the Nibelungenlied (see under NibelungenNibelungen
or Nibelungs,
in Germanic myth and literature, an evil family possessing a magic hoard of gold. The hoard is accursed. The Nibelungenlied [song of the Nibelungen] is a long Middle High German epic by a south German poet of the early 13th cent.
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). The epic tells the story of Hilde, Hagen's sister, and of the abduction of her daughter Gudrun. 3 Principal character of the Icelandic Laxdaelasaga, introduced to English readers by William Morris through his "Lovers of Gudrun" in The Earthly Paradise. Wagner's Gutrune (in the Götterdämmerung) is not Gudrun but corresponds to Kriemhild of the Nibelungenlied.
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No less valuable for that is the printing of three passages from Ovid, two Old Welsh poems (Claf Abercuawg and Yr Aelwyd Hon), and the Norse Sonatorrek and two Guthrun poems, all with parallel translation, making for convenient comparison of the treatment of some |elegy' themes in these works.
Castiya, who beat the useful Guthrun in a maiden and then ran fourth to Harbour Island in the Group 3 Prix de Cabourg last month, is another useful