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A queen in the Nibelungenlied whose character generally corresponds to that of the Valkyrie Brynhild of Norse myth.


(ˈbrʊnhɪld; -hɪlt) or


(European Myth & Legend) (in the Nibelungenlied) a legendary queen won for King Gunther by the magic of Siegfried: corresponds to Brynhild in Norse mythology


(ˈbrʊn hɪlt, -hɪld, ˈbrun-)

also Brun•hil•de

(brʊnˈhɪl də)


(in the Nibelungenlied) a queen of great beauty and physical strength won by Siegfried for Gunther. See Brynhild.
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Noun1.Brunhild - a Valkyrie or a queen in the Nibelungenlied who loved the hero Siegfried; when he deceived her she had him killed and then committed suicide
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Norse mythology - the mythology of Scandinavia (shared in part by Britain and Germany) until the establishment of Christianity
Teuton - a member of the ancient Germanic people who migrated from Jutland to southern Gaul and were annihilated by the Romans
References in classic literature ?
Then their talk turned to minstrelsy, and the stranger knight drew forth a cittern, upon which he played the minne-lieder of the north, singing the while in a high cracked voice of Hildebrand and Brunhild and Siegfried, and all the strength and beauty of the land of Almain.
Bei Hebbel wird die Gefahrlichkeit des Reichtums eindringlicher herausgestellt als im mittel-alterlichen Heldenepos, und die Figur der Brunhild ist bei Hebbel psychologisch glaubwurdiger angelegt als im mittelalterlichen Werk.
Again, he also connects Strassburg's poem with similar romantic constellations such as Paris and Helen of Troy or Siegfried and Brunhild while at the same time investigating earlier versions and sources of the Tristan-Iseult saga.
Seven chapters are: widowhood; holiness, femininity, and authority; scandal in Poitiers; brides and social status; Merovingian marital practice; Bruhild and Fredegund, I; Brunhild and Fredegund, and conclusion.
Just possibly, Alice is related to a generous and charitable fat woman that Mullin met on his travels: "An enormous woman blond as Brunhild rocked to the door, all chins, and pinkness, and smiling dimples.
Jaya Arunachalam & Brunhild Landwehr--Structuring a movement and spreading it on: History and growth of Working Women's Forum (India) 1978-2003, Published by IKO, 2003
Whereas many there see Brunhild and Kriemhild in terms of women-as-commodity, Cowell thinks the text presents woman 'as dangerous because of her supposedly new-found subjective identity' (135).
Using magic, he impersonates the Burgundian Gunther, King of the Rhineland, to woo the Amazonian Brunhild, in return for Gunther's sister, Krimhild.
Nevertheless, as Cook notes, the closing paragraph of Scott's autobiography, haunted as it is by the specter of lynching, offers a "stream-of-consciousness vision of a better future" (63): "Where Snow White, with her seven dwarfs, Jesus and Hercules, Brunhild, Siegfried and Phaethon, and Meg and Jo and Beth, lay down together, like the lions and the lambs
because much of her power had been brought to an end, and yet she considered herself a better woman than Brunhild.
Kristanna Loken and Benno Furmann star as Brunhild and Siegfried the dragon-slayer.