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A queen in the Nibelungenlied whose character generally corresponds to that of the Valkyrie Brynhild of Norse myth.
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(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
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(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
mythology - myths collectively; the body of stories associated with a culture or institution or person
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
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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.
The "high soprano" of the performer of Salome's role--the symbol of the prime origin of female--rises over Latvia's "joint choir" in terms of professionalism (standing for the outward, visible part of manifestation); this woman is also full of pride and energy and is approximated to Brunhild from Nibelungenlied (standing for inner psychological conflict):
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While Redon's more literal representations of music and sound are evident--A Mask Rings the Death Knell (1882) features scratches to depict soundwaves, for instance, and a lithograph published in La Revue wagnerienne in 1885 shows Brunhild the absence of sound is more striking.
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.
(5.) 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.