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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. KREEM-hilt(German)
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Meaning & History

Derived from the Germanic elements grim "mask" and hild "battle". Kriemhild was a beautiful heroine in the Germanic saga the 'Nibelungenlied', where she is the sister of Günther and the wife of Siegfried. After her husband is killed by Hagen with the consent of Günther, Kriemhild tragically exacts her revenge.
VariantsKriemhilde, Krimhilde(German) Grimhilt(Germanic Mythology)
Other Languages & CulturesGrimhilt(Ancient Germanic) Grímhildr(Ancient Scandinavian) Grímhildr(Norse Mythology)


Kriemhild's Accusation (1879) by Emil LaufferKriemhild's Accusation (1879) by Emil Lauffer


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