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Författare: Richard Heinzel.
Regelfall durch Anklicken dieser abgerufen werden. Möglicherweise unterliegen die Inhalte jeweils zusätzlichen Bedingungen. Hagen stands to the right of Siegfried with a bow. Siegfried’s Departure from Kriemhild, by Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, c.
Germanic mythology, who killed a dragon and was later murdered. Siegfried in his operas Siegfried and Götterdämmerung. Wagner relied heavily on the Norse tradition in creating his version of Siegfried. In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Siegfried became heavily associated with German nationalism. German tongue, and the same was true with the Norsemen.
The names Sigurd and Siegfried do not share the same etymology. This form of the name had been common even outside of heroic poetry since the ninth century, though the form Sigevrit is also attested, along with the Middle Dutch Zegevrijt. There are competing theories as to which name is original. Names equivalent to Siegfried are first attested in Anglo-Saxon Kent in the seventh century and become frequent in Anglo-Saxon England in the ninth century.
Hermann Reichert, on the other hand, notes that Scandinavian figures who are attested in pre-twelfth-century German, English, and Irish sources as having names equivalent to Siegfried are systematically changed to forms equivalent to Sigurd in later Scandinavian sources. Unlike many figures of Germanic heroic tradition, Sigurd cannot be easily identified with a historical figure. Another theory argues that Sigurd and his slaying of the dragon represented a mythological version of Arminius’s defeat of Publius Quinctilius Varus at the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in 9 AD. It has also been suggested that Sigurd may be a purely mythological figure without a historical origin. Relief „Siegfried in Xanten“ on the Nordwall in Xanten.