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The hero of the first part of the Nibelungenlied. A prince of the Netherlands, Siegfried obtains a hoard of treasure by killing the dragon Fafner; he marries the Burgundian Kriemhild, and helps her brother Gunther to win Brunhild before being killed by Hagen. His Norse equivalent is Sigurd.

Siegfried line the line of defence (named after the hero Siegfried) constructed by the Germans along the western frontier of Germany before the Second World War.

Subjects: Opera.

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