Artwork Explained: Fafnir

Artwork Explained: Fafnir

This week we are dropping the Fafnir apparel range. Inspired by the Norse story of Fafnir that we will explore below. The magnificent artwork showcased on this apparel range was created by the talented @Vindur. 

The name Fafnir in Norse mythology is the name of the great dragon that was slain by Sigurd. Fafnir slew his father, Hreithmar in order to obtain the vast amount of gold which Hreithmar demanded as compensation from Odin due to the loss of one of his sons. 

Odin did indeed hand over the gold but he also put a curse on it which ultimately lead to Fafnir becoming a dragon. The greedy Fafnir changed into a dragon in order to guard his treasure and was then slain by Sigurd.

After Sigurd killed Fafnir as advised by Odin, Regin who was another brother of Fafnir asked him to cook Fafnir the dragon’s heart for him. While Sigurd was cooking the heart he touched it to see if it was properly cooked and burnt his thumb.

Sigurd put his thumb in his mouth in order to ease the burn and was suddenly able to understand the language of the birds. Sigurd did not know this but knowledge is given to those who eat the heart of a dragon. The birds told Sigurd that Regin wanted to kill Sigurd and so instead Sigurd killed Regin and took Fafnir's treasure.

We hope you love this range just as much as we do and enjoyed reading the story that inspired this work of wearable art. 

- Lunafide Team 💛

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