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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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Now she wants to reconnect with her 11-year-old son, Baldur (Petur Rognvaldsson), but her mother (Lilja Guthrun Thorvaldsdottir), who's been taking care of Baldur, constantly disses Katrin's parenting skills.
It looked an open race at the furlong pole but Lady Vettori then slipped into top gear and went on win by a length from Cap Coz, with Guthrun and Sand Pigeon next home.