Nibelungenlied

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The Nibelungenlied, translated as The Song of the Nibelungs, is an epic poem in Middle High German. The story tells of dragon-slayer Siegfried at the court of the Burgundians, how he was murdered, and of his wife Kriemhild's revenge.

The Nibelungenlied is based on pre-Christian Germanic heroic motifs (the "Nibelungensaga"), which include oral traditions and reports based on historic events and individuals of the 5th and 6th centuries. Old Norse parallels of the legend survive in the Völsunga saga, the Prose Edda, the Poetic Edda, the Legend of Norna-Gest, and the Þiðrekssaga.

The present translator has endeavored to translate literally and accurately, and to reproduce the spirit of the original, as far as a prose translation will permit. To this end the language has been made as simple and as Saxon in character as possible. An exception has been made, however, in the case of such Romance words as were in use in England during the age of the romances of chivalry, and which would help to land a Romance coloring; these have been frequently employed. Very few obsolete words have been used, and these are explained in the notes, but the language has been made to some extent archaic, especially in dialogue, in order to give the impression of age.

Genre(s): Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales, Sagas

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface April Gonzales
00:02:52
Play 01 Adventure I Availle
00:06:00
Play 02 Of Siegfried Elizabeth Klett
00:06:56
Play 03 How Siegfried Came To Worms asterix
00:24:27
Play 04 How He Fought with the Saxons Mike Pelton
00:28:48
Play 05 How Siegfried First Saw Kriemhild Nadine Eckert-Boulet
00:14:52
Play 06 How Gunther Fared to Isenland for Brunhild Mike Pelton
00:15:46
Play 07 How Gunther Won Brunhild L D Hamilton
00:27:24
Play 08 How Siegfried Fared To His Men-At-Arms Tamara R. Schwartz
00:11:35
Play 09 How Siegfried Was Sent To Worms asterix
00:12:48
Play 10 How Brunhild Was Received At Worms L D Hamilton
00:33:45
Play 11 How Siegfried Journeyed Homeward With His Wife. alanmapstone
00:09:48
Play 12 How Gunther Bade Siegfried To The Feasting. L D Hamilton
00:17:01
Play 13 How They Journeyed To The Feasting. Martin Geeson
00:11:13
Play 14 How The Queens Reviled Each Other. L D Hamilton
00:19:36
Play 15 How Siegfried Was Betrayed. Martin Geeson
00:12:11
Play 16 How Siegfried Was Slain. Katherine
00:19:48
Play 17 How Kriemhild Mourned Her Husband And - How He Was Buried. Katherine
00:16:35
Play 18 How Siegmund Journeyed Home Again. Martin Geeson
00:08:55
Play 19 How The Nibelung Hoard Was Brought to Worms. asterix
00:10:17
Play 20 How King Etzel Sent To Burgundy For Kriemhild. asterix
00:34:50
Play 21 How Kriemhild Journeyed To The Huns. Availle
00:11:41
Play 22 How Etzel Made Kriemhild His Bride. Availle
00:12:48
Play 23 How Kriemhild Thought To Avenge Her Wrongs. Imke Grassl
00:08:39
Play 24 How Werbel And Swemmel Brought The Message. asterix
00:20:37
Play 25 How The Lords All Journeyed To The Huns. asterix
00:20:01
Play 26 How Gelfrat Was Slain By Dankwart. asterix
00:16:41
Play 27 How They Came To Bechelaren. asterix
00:17:10
Play 28 How The Burgundians Came To Etzel's Castle. asterix
00:10:14
Play 29 How Hagen Would Not Rise For Kriemhild. Availle
00:15:12
Play 30 How They Kept The Watch. alanmapstone
00:08:09
Play 31 How They Went To Church. asterix
00:17:40
Play 32 How Bloedel Was Slain. asterix
00:08:14
Play 33 How The Burgundians Fought The Huns. asterix
00:14:31
Play 34 How They Cast Out The Dead. Martin Geeson
00:06:19
Play 35 How Iring Was Slain. asterix
00:13:25
Play 36 How The Queen Gave Orders To Burn the Hall. Availle
00:14:54
Play 37 How Margrave Rudeger Was Slain. asterix
00:25:05
Play 38 How All Sir Dietrich's Warriors Were Slain. Availle
00:22:33
Play 39 How Gunther And Hagen And Kriemhild Were Slain. L D Hamilton
00:18:56