What is the theme of the epic The Nibelungenlied?

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What is the theme of the epic The Nibelungenlied?

The Nibelungenlied

The Nibelungenlied is an epic poem written by an anonymous German author sometime in the 1200s. It is believed that this poet was from Bavaria, based on the fact that the poet seemed to know more about this area of Germany compared to other locations mentioned in the poem.

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Learn about epic poetry in the ancient world. Explore two epic poems, ''Gilgamesh'' and ''The Iliad'' and discover the information these poems contain about the cultures that created them.


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