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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.

Treacherous Brothers!

Uta uses her sons to trick the hero Siegfried into forgetting his love for Brunhild and falling in love with their sister Kriemhild. Gunther and Hagen then induce Siegfried to impersonate Gunther in wooing Brunhild. Once this conquest is made, they plot to murder Siegfried. After they accomplish this, Kriemhild is married to Etzel, King of the Burgundians. In order to extract her revenge, she invites her brothers to visit, and all three are slaughtered in the resulting battle.

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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