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Image: Wotan as Wonderer, Brunhild as Shield maiden, Die Norns, Gunter, Hagen, Brunhild as Valkyrie.

Portrait length color image of Brunhild Warrior, by George Stuart.
Text: Signature image of Brunhild Warrior, by George Stuart.

A symbol of intelligence and wisdom.

Brunhild is one of the Valkyre daughters of Wotan, she is his favorite. She also personifies strength and wisdom. She has become a symbol of independence and intelligence. When she breaks Wotan's instructions, she is sentenced by him to exist in isolation, surrounded by fire until a great hero finds her. Her savior is Siegfried with whom she bonds and they pledge undying love.

Full length color image of Brunhild Warrior, by George Stuart.

Left close up color image of Brunhild Warrior, by George Stuart.

Right closup color image of Brunhild Warrior, by George Stuart.

Portrait by artist-historian George Stuart.
Courtesy George S. Stuart.

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