Norse Mythology

The Mighty Gods of the Vikings...


Norse fabulous creature

Industrious dwarves with treasure-hoarding tendencies

Despite having four epic Wagner operas devoted to them, with all the trappings of hard-core mythology at work, information on the underground-dwelling Nibelungs is pretty scarce.

Our main source of information is ‘The Nibelungenlied’, a 13th Century work written in Low, Medium and High German.

The Nibelungs are revealed to be a race of tough but valiant dwarfs living in the realm of Niflheim. (A rather disgusting rumor insists they were created by Odin from the maggots swarming in Ymir’s flesh. Ewww.) But they guard a most precious treasure, which is of course the cue for an exciting tale or two. (See Brunhild.)

However, can we interest you in a Nebelung? Nebelungs are a breed of cute fluffy kittens which make affectionate, devoted companions. Rumor has it that Wagner was inspired by them for his opera ‘Der Ring Des Nebelungen’ (The Ring Of The Cute Fluffy Kittens).

Nibelungs Facts and Figures

Name: Nibelungs
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Sorry, we don't know
Type: fabulous creature
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 4546

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Article last revised on September 22, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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