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

Portrait length color image of Gunther and Hagen, by George Stuart.
Text: Signature image of Gunther and Hagen, by George Stuart.

Hagen is the Strongest and Most Cruel of Three Brothers

Gunther and Hagen are half brothers, sons of Uta. They are all conniving to acquire Siegfried’s wealth, and want an alliance with Brunhild, Queen of Iceland. Through treachery and deceit, a double wedding takes place: Gunther to Brunhild and Siegfried to Kriemhild. When Hagen kills Siegfried, Brunhild is informed of the trickery and commits suicide. Kriemhild sets upon a plan of revenge against her brothers, which ends badly.

Full length color image of Gunther and Hagen, by George Stuart.

Left close up color image of Gunther and Hagen, by George Stuart.

Right closup color image of Gunther and Hagen, by George Stuart.

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

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