Fafnir then became paranoid that someone, anyone, would steal his gold, so he decided to travel to Gnita - Heath. There through magical spells he turned himself into a dragon, dug a shallow pit which he used to hide the gold. He then lay down upon the gold, as though it were an egg to be hatched, to guard it from all who might try to steal it from him.
Regin meanwhile traveled to Ty, and became the personal blacksmith to King Hjalprek. It was here in Ty that Regin adopted as his son Sigurd, the son of Sigmund, and grandson of Volsung, and Eylimi's daughter. Sigurd was a very famous warrior king and was considered to be most courageous.
One day Regin told his foster - son Sigurd where Fafnir had buried his gold, and prodded him on a daily basis to go and seek out the treasure. In his forge, and with mighty, and some say magical hammer blows, Regin made the sword called Gram. It was so strong and sharp that when Sigurd placed the sword into a stream he was able to cut in two a piece of wool carried along by the current. To prove how sharp the the sword truly was Sigurd struck Regin' s anvil and split it all the way down to the stock. Sigurd and Regin then traveled to Gnita - Heath where using Regin's advice Sigurd put his plan into play. Sigurd dug pits large enough to conceal himself along the path that Fafnir took on his way down to the drinking hole. Then one day as Fafnir was slithering down to the water's edge Sigurd, who was hiding in the hole ran Fafnir through with his mighty sword Gram.
Regin then tried a sly trick. He gave Sigurd terms for killing his brother. He told Sigurd that he had to roast Fafnir's heart over a fire. While Sigurd was doing this Regin drank Fafnir's blood and fell asleep. When Sigurd felt that the heart was cooked enough he tested it with his finger burning it when the bloody juices flowed over it. Sigurd then placed his finger in his mouth to soothe the pain. When the blood came in contact with his tongue he suddenly understood what the birds around him were saying. He looked up into the branches and saw two nut hatches sitting in the tree and he listened carefully to their conversation :
" There sits Sigurd,
Roasts on the fire.
Wise that liberal prince,
would appear to me,
should he eat,
that shining heart. "
Then Sigurd heard another nut hatch say :
" There lies Regin,
plotting in his mind,
how to betray,
the lad who trusts him,
in wrath he is collecting,
crooked words together,
he longs to avenge his brother. "
Furious Sigurd walked over to where Regin was sleeping and killed him for his evil thoughts. Sigurd then mounted his horse Grani and rode until he came to Fafnir' s lair. He loaded all of Fafnir's gold into packs, placed them on Grani' s back and rode away.
Next : Sigurd meets Brynhild and the curse grows in scope !
Go with Odin's wisdom, Freyja' s love, and Thor's protection !