Siegfried and Fafner, the dragon that he kills–the typical dragon killing deed of the hero crossing the threshold.

…Siegfried and Fafner, the dragon that he kills–the typical dragon killing deed of the hero crossing the threshold. He and the dragon are opposites, but it’s only when he’s tasted the dragon’s blood and integrated the dragon character in himself that he hears the birds sing and knows what their song is saying.

-- Joseph Campbell
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