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Siegfried

(sēg`frēd) or

Sigurd

(sĭg`ərd), great folk hero of early and medieval Germanic mythology. His legend, important in several Germanic epics, recounts his killing of the dragon Fafnir, his marriage to Gudrun (or Kriemhild), his love and betrayal of Brunhild, and his tragic death. See Niebelungenlied 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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Siegfried

disguised as Gunther, steals gold ring from Brunhild. [Ger. Opera: Wagner, Götterdämmerung, Westerman, 244]

Siegfried

killed many great heroes, won the fabulous hoard of the Nibelungs, and was made invisible by the blood of a dragon he had slain. [Ger. Myth.: Nibelungenlied in Magill I, 653]
See: Heroism

Siegfried

killed many enemies; led many troops to victory. [Ger. Lit. Nibelungenlied]

Siegfried

vulnerable in only one spot on his back. [Ger. Opera: Wagner, Götterdämmerung, Westerman, 245]
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