Nibelung, the

Nibelung, the

more gold and jewels than wagons could carry. [Ger. Lit.: Nibelungenlied]
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Ferrero says its name is a "reference to Norse mythology, which says that the dragon Fafnir was the guardian of the cursed ring forged by the Nibelung, the ring that brought misfortune to the knight Siegfried." Unfortunately, this compact asterism is not a good target for small telescopes.