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Regin

[rey-gin] /ˈreɪ gɪn/
noun, (in the Volsunga Saga)
1.
a smith, the brother of Fafnir, who raises Sigurd and encourages him to kill Fafnir in the hope of gaining the gold he guards.
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  • Then Fafnir and Regin were forced to go out of the dwelling.

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  • This one was Regin, a maker of swords and a cunning man besides.

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  • No one remembered, nor no one's father remembered, when Regin had come into that country.

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  • But over the anvil, in the smoke of the smithy fire, there was a work of Regin's hands.

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  • The work of Regin's hands was a shield, a great shield of iron.

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  • Regin worked for days in his smithy and Sigurd never left his side.

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  • Regin began to talk, but his speech was old and strange and filled with runes.

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  • As he turned he had his sword in his hand, and he flung it, and Gram struck Regin on the breast.

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  • Regin saw that Sigurd would be a hero, and hoped to make use of him.

  • Regin praised it highly and said he had never felt a finer edge.

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British Dictionary definitions for Regin

Regin

/ˈreɪɡɪn/
noun
1.
(Norse myth) a dwarf smith, tutor of Sigurd, whom he encouraged to kill Fafnir for the gold he guarded
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