Gunther's brothers were subsequently slain while visiting Atli (Etzel), who married Gu3run after Sigurd's death.
Living on friendly terms with the king, Harald kept this agreement until Sigurd's death in 1130.
But every brand forged by the smith broke under Sigurd's stroke; till at last he fetched the fragments of the sword Gram, Odin's gift to his father, which Hiortis had carefully treasured.
Twice he crept into Sigurd's chamber, but fled when he found the hero awake and gazing at him with flashing eyes.
But her love for Sigurd was great as ever, and she determined not to survive him; distributing her wealth to her hand-maidens, she mounted Sigurd's funeral pyre, slew herself with his sword, and was burnt with him.