I started taking voice lessons early on, but even before that, when I was 12 or 13, I went to a Halloween costume party and dressed up as Brunhilda. I made a big helmet and wore a long dress and had a spear.
For my own part I have made use of what seems to me the best means of blunting my sensibility to adverse criticism: I have thrown my whole mind into new work and Brunhilda and Atli, (21) though they are still by no means indifferent to me, have now become at least in so far a part of the past that I can no longer be hurt through them.
Brunhild or Brunhild or Brynhild also called Brunhilda or BrunhildeA beautiful Amazonlike princess in ancient Germanic heroic literature, known from Old Norse sources (the Eddic poems and the Volsunga saga) and from the Nibelungenlied in German.
ascendancy over her husband; Agrippina, mother of Nero, would-be usurper and skillful poisoner; Catherine de Medici of Saint Bartholomew massacre fame; Brunhilda, murderess of her husband, a Visigothic king, among others; and Fredegund, Frankish queen and multiple murderess who decapitated a rival with the lid of her trunk.
It was Brunhilda, not Fredegund, who was dragged to her death at the tail of a horse.