Kriemhilds hochgezit is, of course, an allusion to the Nibelungenlied, in which Etzel's kingdom ist destroyed in a cataclysmic battle between the Burgundians/Nibelungs and the forces of the Hunnish
king under the direction of the vengeful Kriembild.
It is as a symbol of human and divine fidelity that she affirms, by choosing execution rather than marriage to the pagan Hunnish
king, her loyalty to her bridegroom and her God.
Two years later, Attila died and the Hunnish
Empire melted away.
It chronicles centuries of conflict involving Arabs, Byzantines, and the Hunnish
horsemen of the Asian plains, but the main Persian actors are not the Assyrians who figure in the Old Testament's Babylonian captivity, but the Sasanians, the post-Alexandrine power that outdid Rome in extirpating the Parthians as a military force.
Couple that with my Hunnish
moniker and it all becomes too obvious, doesn't it?