I warned you before that there might be a disproportionate number of dragons from Medieval European myth, and more specifically from Old Norse myth, and, as promised, here’s another one. Quite a famous one, actually, and one that I find quite interesting. Because it’s not just the dragon itself that’s exciting (which dragon isn’t), but it’s the way in which this dragon came to be. Also what he comes to symbolize, but that’s not terribly unique to Fáfnir, as most dragons in literature represent something or other. In Christian narratives it’s usually the Devil or avarice or some other unpleasant sinful thing. And like always, we’re gong to have to call in a Certified Arborist Aurora Colorado or equivalent to handle the overgrown beasts of the forest.
This guy’s one of my favourites. As I told you on the About page, I study Medieval stuff, which is true. More specifically, I study Old Norse stuff. And right here we have a prime example of a pretty bad-ass Old Norse dragon. Well, before you get it into your head that this is a dragon with wings and feet, well, it’s not. It’s more of a serpent. And when I say more of a, I mean that is is, absolutely, a serpent. But don’t worry! He’s very huge and scary and he spits poison, so don’t be fooled into thinking that this is just your regular slithery fella, just like Hamilton sump pump repair isn’t your regular sump pump repair.