[guhn-ther for 1, 3; goo n-ter for 2]
- John,1901–1970, U.S. journalist and author.
- (in the Nibelungenlied) a king of Burgundy and the husband of Brunhild, beheaded by Kriemhild in her revenge for the murder of Siegfried.Compare Gunnar.
- a male given name.
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King Gunther receives the fair Recken into his service as a vassal.Legends of the Rhine
These were Gunther and Hagen, and they had come for Walter's life.
In this sense the historic Gunther and Attila are necessary to the Niblung story.
Brunhild summoned Gunther to defend her, and he sent for Siegfried.
Then they were invited to pay a visit to Gunther and Brunhild.
- (in the Nibelungenlied) a king of Burgundy, allied with Siegfried, who won for him his wife Brunhild. He corresponds to Gunnar in Norse mythology
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