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

Portrait length color image of Hildebrand aka. Dietric von Bern, by George Stuart.
Text: Signature image of Hildebrand aka. Dietric von Bern, by George Stuart.

Torn by a narrow concept of honor and loyalty to allies.

Hildebrand figures in the final phase of the Nibelungenlied. His motivations are complex. He slays Krimheld as an act of honor and vengeance. Some historians believe his character was based on Theodoric the Great, who had a long and dynamic career in the period 470-526. In the Nibelungenlied he is associated with Etzil, who some believe was another name for Attila the Hun. Modern Germans view Theodoric as a hero.

Full length color image of Hildebrand aka. Dietric von Bern, by George Stuart.

Left close up color image of Hildebrand aka. Dietric von Bern, by George Stuart.

Right closup color image of Hildebrand aka. Dietric von Bern, by George Stuart.

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

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