Hildebrand is Dietrich’s faithful master-at-arms. When Dietrich learns of Rüdiger’s death, he sends Hildebrand and his vassals to investigate, but they are provoked to fight, and Hildebrand slays Volker. Hagen wounds him in revenge. When Kriemhild kills Hagen, Hildebrand immediately slays Kriemhild. He, Dietrich, and Etzel are some of the only surviving characters at the story’s end.
Hildebrand Character Timeline in The Nibelungenlied
The timeline below shows where the character Hildebrand appears in The Nibelungenlied. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...deeming it “terrible vengeance and a diabolical mockery of all that is right.” He sends Hildebrand, his master-at-arms, to approach the foreigners civilly to learn what has happened. His nephew, Wolfhart,... (full context)