Nibelungenlied Poem Text

Nibelungenlied Poem Text

“Over the sea there dwelt a queen whose like was never known,
for she was of vast strength and surpassing beauty.
With her love as the prize, she vied with brave warriors at throwing the javelin,
and the noble lady also hurled the weight to a great distance and followed with a long leap;
and whoever aspired to her love had, without fail, to win these three tests against her,
or else, if he lost but one, he forfeited his head.”

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