Quarrel of Brunhild and Kriemhild. This scene is from the Nibelung legend of Siegfried. The rival queens met in procession before the door of the great Worms cathedral, and each asserted her right to enter first. Brunhild was of superhuman strength and famed as a warrior. Kriemhild boasted of the victory her husband Siegfried had won over the mighty queen, and displayed the ring and girdle which he had torn from her. From this quarrel arose all the strife and disaster of the legend — Siegfried’s death and the massacre of the Burgundians.
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