dwarf Mime takes the infant Siegfried from his dying mother Sieglinde, along with the shards of the sword Nothung.
His other grand adventure is with the two sons of the deceased King Nibelung
, in Nibelungen-land; these two youths, to whom their father had bequeathed a Hoard or Treasure, beyond all price or computation, Siegfried, "riding by alone," found on the side of a mountain, in a state of great perplexity.
If you want to enjoy the Song of the Nibelungs
, you must try to do one thing: forget Wagner.
She's since been typecast as a kick-ass Viking beauty, playing characters with names like Brunnhild in the TV movie Ring of the Nibelungs
, and Elora (a tree nymph) in the new medieval action pic In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale.
The opera is the first of Wagner's epic The Ring of the Nibelungs
He had only recently completed filming a German TV film called Ring Of The Nibelungs
, based on the Nordic legend that inspired JRR Tolkien to write The Lord Of The Rings.
As for Robert Pattinson, he was no stranger to fantasy films when he joined the cast of Goblet Of Fire - he had only recently completed filming a German TV film called Ring Of The Nibelungs
Warner's production, with designs by Stefanos Lazaridis, is a multi-layered affair with platforms that rise and fall, revealing the different worlds of gods, men, the naughtily naked Rhinemaidens and the Nibelungs
The Russian word for such a deep pond, omut, brings to mind the saying V tikhom omute cherti vodiatsia, whose literal meaning is "Demons lurk in a deep pond." (The closest equivalent in English may be "Still waters run deep," in the sense that silent conspirators are the most dangerous.) As Levitan started sketching the scene, the Chekhov story he had just read, which recounts peasant superstitions, must have been on his mind, and he reported to Chekhov that "some interesting motifs have emerged." (3) In another letter to the writer he signed himself as "Levitan VII of the Nibelungs
," hinting that he was dealing with the stuff of legends.
The book closes with a short discussion of the Klage, viewing it as the earliest record of an irritation among readers which is still apparent today, a testimony that the world of the Nibelungs
, and especially the inevitability of its destruction, was strange even for many in its own age.
That same year, I sat on a plane bound for Documenta 7, reading The Song of the Nibelungs
. It was my first visit to Germany.
Ignoring a rose thrown to them by a buxom bridesmaid, the goblins stride on, straight out of Schwind's beer-laden fancies of elves, trolls, water-sprites and Nibelungs
, which may be viewed at hilarious length in the Munich Schackgalerie.