“Drink the Blood of the Dragon / Speak the Language of Birds” depicts Sigurd and Fafnir from the Völsunga Saga. After Sigurd had slain Fafnir with the sword Gram, Odin came to him disguised as an old man and instructed him to bathe in the blood of the dragon, and eat it’s heart to grant him invulnerability and the ability to communicate with birds.
Fafnir was once a dwarf but, corrupted by greed, he turned into a large dragon in order to guard his immense treasure. Sigurd, on the counsel of Fafnir’s dwarven brother Regin, slew the beast and took its gold and cut out the heart.
One last view of the dragon, Fafnir, for today. Once he is finished, I will post a small 360 degree video and some detail shots. Then it’s off to Pangolin Editions foundry to cast him into bronze 😊 #dragon #dragonsculpture #bronzesculpture #fafnir #mythology #sculpture #nickbibby #sculptor