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PronouncedPron.KREEM-hilt German

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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Entry updated July 2, 2017