Definition of Fafnir

1. Noun. (Norse mythology) the Norse dragon that guarded a treasure and was slain by Sigurd.

Category relationships: Norse Mythology
Generic synonyms: Dragon, Firedrake



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Fabs
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Faded Giant
Faded Giants
Faden suture
Faeroe Islands
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Faeroese
Fafnir
Fagaceae
Fagales
Fagatogo
Faget's sign
Fagin
Fagopyrum
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Fagus
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Fagus grandifolia
Fagus pendula
Fagus purpurea
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Literary usage of Fafnir

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1. History of English Literature by Hippolyte Taine (1880)
"Sigurd has plunged his sword into the dragon fafnir, and at that very moment they looked on one another ; and fafnir asks, as he dies, " Who art thou ? and ..."

2. The Volsunga Saga by Eiríkr Magnússon, William Morris, Henry Halliday Sparling, Jessie Laidlay Weston (1906)
"OF THE SLAYING OF THE WORM fafnir. Now Sigurd and Regin ride up the heath along that same way wherein fafnir was wont to creep when he fared to the water; ..."

3. The World's Great Classics by Timothy Dwight, Julian Hawthorne (1901)
"Then Regin demanded that fafnir divide the gold in halves between them. fafnir replied that there was little chance that he would share the gold with his ..."

4. Story Telling to Children from Norse Mythology and the Nibelungenlied by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (1903)
"The Slaying of the Dragon fafnir References for Story Teller and Young People Anderson, RB Loke. (In his Norse mythology, p.377.) Cox, Sir GW & Jones, ..."

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