The Nibelungenlied

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Sieglind Character Analysis

Sieglind is Queen of the Netherlands, wife of Siegmund and mother of Siegfried. She fears that her son will lose his life in his quest to Burgundy, but sends him off with due honor. About ten years after Siegfried’s return, she dies, around the same time that Kriemhild gives birth to a son.
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Sieglind Character Timeline in The Nibelungenlied

The timeline below shows where the character Sieglind appears in The Nibelungenlied. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 2
Civilization vs. Barbarism Theme Icon
Hospitality, Gifts, and Exchange Theme Icon
...the Netherlands city of Xanten, lives a prince named Siegfried, the son of Siegmund and Sieglind. His youth is filled with marvelous deeds, and women admire his valor and handsome looks.... (full context)
Civilization vs. Barbarism Theme Icon
Hospitality, Gifts, and Exchange Theme Icon
...by the lavish gifts—Siegfried isn’t interested in becoming king of the Netherlands while Siegmund and Sieglind are still living. He simply desires to be a valiant knight in his country’s defense. (full context)
Chapter 3
Idealized and Deviant Womanhood Theme Icon
Honor vs. Vengeance Theme Icon
Fate and Action Theme Icon
...announces his intention of wooing Kriemhild. When Siegfried’s parents hear of it, they are grieved, Sieglind “having no illusions about Gunther and his men” and fearing for her son’s life. (full context)
Chapter 11
Civilization vs. Barbarism Theme Icon
Hospitality, Gifts, and Exchange Theme Icon
...Kriemhild’s retinue of 32 maidens and 500 vassals. Messengers are sent to inform Siegmund and Sieglind that their son, Siegfried, is on the way with his new bride. The happy parents... (full context)