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Ni·be·lung

 (nē′bə-lo͝ong′)
n. Mythology
1. Any of a race of subterranean dwarfs whose hoard of riches and magic ring were taken from them by Siegfried.
2. A follower of Siegfried.
3. One of the Burgundian kings in the Nibelungenlied.

[German, from Middle High German Nibelunc, from Old High German Nibulunc, Nibilung.]
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Nibelung

(ˈniːbəˌlʊŋ)
n, pl -lungs or -lungen (-ˌlʊŋən)
1. (European Myth & Legend) any of the race of dwarfs who possessed a treasure hoard stolen by Siegfried
2. (European Myth & Legend) one of Siegfried's companions or followers
3. (European Myth & Legend) (in the Nibelungenlied) a member of the family of Gunther, king of Burgundy
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Ni•be•lung

(ˈni bəˌlʊŋ)

n., pl. -lungs, -lung•en.
1. (in Germanic legend) any of a race of dwarfs who possess a treasure that confers unlimited power on its owner.
2. (in the Nibelungenlied)
a. a follower of Siegfried.
b. a member of Gunther's family; a Burgundian.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Nibelung - (German mythology) a companion or follower of Siegfried
mythology - myths collectively; the body of stories associated with a culture or institution or person
Teuton - a member of the ancient Germanic people who migrated from Jutland to southern Gaul and were annihilated by the Romans
2.Nibelung - (German mythology) any of the race of dwarfs who possessed a treasure hoard that was stolen by Siegfried
mythology - myths collectively; the body of stories associated with a culture or institution or person
gnome, dwarf - a legendary creature resembling a tiny old man; lives in the depths of the earth and guards buried treasure
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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Among the stories are the taunting of Thor by Odin, the short prophecy of Ragnarok, the poem of Helgi son of Hjorvarth, Brynhild's ride to Hel, the death of the Niflungs, three poems of Guthrun, and the inciting of Guthrun's sons.
In Thiorekssaga, Atli & Gudrun jointly invite the Niflungs so as to ambush them and get the gold.