Fafnir


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Fafnir

dragon guarding the Nibelung’s gold. [Ger. Opera: Wagner, Siegfried, Westerman, 240–241]

Fafnir

his slaying represents the destruction of night demon. [Norse Myth.: LLEI, I: 327]
See: Night
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After this Tolkien went on discuss "the greatest of all the old northern dragon stories," the account of the killing of the dragon Fafnir by the Volsung Sigurd.
Net soos in Sewe dae by die Silbersteins (vergelyk die onderskeie partytjies) is daar 'n kaleidoskoop van diverse karakters uit die samelewing teenwoordig by Fafnir se "sirkusvertonings": "Die gehoor stroom in.
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For example, Old Norse literature tells of a dragon named Fafnir, who was once a dwarf but became hideously grotesque due to his greedy ownership of a cursed treasure, and Germanic legend describes fierce dragons that began life as men and were later transformed into dragons as a result of their insatiable greed (Evans 42).
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In time, Sigurd receives a special sword forged to represent his kingship, slays the dragon Fafnir, and becomes a proper king.
But he probably met Fafnir first not as part of a saga, but as a Red fairy tale.
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Another famous example occurs in the Saga of the Volsungs, where Sigurd finds the sword Hrotti among the "enormous store of gold" accumulated by the dragon Fafnir, whom he has just slain (ch.
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According to Tom Shippey, "For Tolkien's taste there were too few dragons in ancient literature, indeed by his count only three--the Midgardsorm or 'Worm of Middle-earth' which was to destroy the god Thor at Ragnarok, the Norse Doomsday; the dragon which Beowulf fights and kills at the cost of his own life; and Fafnir, who is killed by the Norse hero Sigurd" (36).