- a Middle High German epic of c1200, related to the Scandinavian Volsunga Saga and telling of the life of Siegfried, his marriage to Kriemhild, his wooing of Brunhild on behalf of Gunther, his murder by Hagen, and the revenge of Kriemhild.
Origin of Nibelungenlied
Examples from the Web for nibelungenlied
The Nibelungenlied has been attributed to two or three writers instead of one.Old-Time Makers of Medicine
James J. Walsh
From this chapter on, the incidents follow the story in the Nibelungenlied.Stories from Northern Myths
Emilie Kip Baker
Let us now consider briefly the history of the Nibelungenlied.
On both these occasions the Nibelungenlied mentions also a girdle.
Now the Nibelungenlied says nothing of a relationship of this kind.
- a medieval High German heroic epic of unknown authorship based on German history and legend and written about 1200
Word Origin and History for nibelungenlied
German epic poem of 13c., literally "song of the Nibelungs," a race of dwarves who lived in Norway and owned a hoard of gold and a magic ring, literally "children of the mist," related to Old High German nebul "mist, darkness," Old English nifol (see nebula).