(Dragon-rocks). So called from the legendary dragon killed there
by Siegfried, the hero of the Nibelungen-Lied.
The castled crag of Drachenfels
Frowns o'er the wide and winding Rhine,
Whose breast of waters broadly swells
Between the banks which bear the vine.
Byron: Childe Harold, iii. 55.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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