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Brunhild British & World English

In the Nibelungenlied, the wife of Gunther, who instigated the murder of Siegfried. In the Norse versions she is a Valkyrie whom Sigurd (the counterpart of Siegfried) wins by penetrating the wall of fire behind which she lies in an enchanted sleep

Brunhild New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

in the Nibelungenlied, the wife of Gunther; in Norse myth spelled Brynhild