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
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Selfs die oorspronklike antagonis, Fafnir word iets meer as 'n blote draak wat deur 'n held oorwin moet word.
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Similarly, a burned thumb brings knowledge to the Welsh character Taliesin, and moreover this motif is a persistent feature in the legends surrounding Sigurd, including Fafnismal -- ia which Sigurd bums his thumb on the cooked heart of the dragon Fafnir -- Volsungasaga, Snorra Edda, and Thidrekssaga.(10) I do not mean to suggest that the possible allusioa to this idiom in Heile van Beersele derives directly from any of these early tales, for specific correspondences and contexts are obviously lacking.
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The influence of at least three additional Germanic sources, the Volsunga Saga, which also features the killing of a fierce dragon guarding a rich, cursed treasure, Fafnir, by a brave hero, Sigurd, (2) the Voluspa in the Elder Edda, (3) and the Gylfaginning in the Prose Edda, providing Gandalf and the Dwarves with their names, (4) strongly contribute in drawing a picture of Tolkien's substantial indebtedness toward Germanic legends and folklore.