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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Mythology The Norse dragon that guarded the treasure of the Nibelungs and was slain by Sigurd.

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

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Examples

  • _Bane_, destruction or a cause of destruction; often used to mean an enemy or slayer, e.g. Sigurd's sword is called "Fafnir's bane," and in the old saga Sigurd himself had the title Fafnir's-Bane.

    The Story of Sigurd the Volsung

  • Kzinti and human planetologists call Fafnir a typical water world in a system older than Sol.

    Crashlander

  • And after that Sigurd was called Fafnir's Bane, and Dragonslayer.

    Red Fairy Book

  • Andwari pronounces a terrible curse upon the treasure and its possessors, and this curse passes from Loki to the Giant Hreithmar, who is murdered when asleep by his two sons "Fafnir" and "Regin".

    The Nibelungenlied

  • And after that Sigurd was called Fafnir’s Bane, and

    The Red Fairy Book

  • Asgard be besieged by mindless mortals looking for the Ragnarök Rollercoaster and Fafnir the Magic Dragon Ride, and demanding to know what time the smorgasbord opens.

    Robert Brenner: A Thor Subject

  • Asgard be besieged by mindless mortals looking for the Ragnarök Rollercoaster and Fafnir the Magic Dragon Ride, and demanding to know what time the smorgasbord opens.

    Robert Brenner: A Thor Subject

  • In closing, another photo of stillsostrange's evil cats, Siggy and Fafnir.

    it's astounding. time is fleeting.

  • The Story of Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Niblungs, by William Morris Morris's cod-epic poem features a Norse hero called Sigurd who forges a mighty sword in order to attack the dragon Fafnir, who guards a priceless hoard of gold.

    Ten of the best dragons in literature

  • Had we asked Leiber about “urban fantasy”, he would have more likely pointed Fafnir and the Gray Mouser stories than CW.

    Genres of Fiction, and Why They Aren’t Discrete Entities

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