a dragon, a son of Hreidmar and the brother of Otter and Regin: he killed Hreidmar for the cursed treasure of Andvari and was killed in turn by Sigurd at the instigation of Regin.
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How to use Fafnir in a sentence
Fafnir was a fearless dwarf in Norse mythology who tragically became a greedy dragon cursed by the allure of gold.
No mention is made of his tutelage to the dwarf smith Regin and preparation for the slaying of the dragon Fafnir.The Nibelungenlied | Unknown
This undutiful son and his brother Fafnir conspired against their sire, slew him, and took possession of the gold.The Mysteries of All Nations | James Grant
Sigurd roasted the heart of Fafnir; and while it was being cooked, he tried it with one of his fingers to see if it were soft.The Mysteries of All Nations | James Grant
(Listen to my story) the dread of nations, him who Fafnir slew.The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson | Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson
Thou wilt find Fafnir's lair, and thence wilt take splendid riches, with gold wilt load Grani's back.The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson | Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson
British Dictionary definitions for Fafnir
Norse myth the son of Hreidmar, whom he killed to gain the cursed treasure of Andvari. He became a dragon and was slain by Sigurd while guarding the treasure
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