by Arthur Rackham
Siegfried kills Fafnir, the man transmogrified by his selfish greed into the hideous guarding dragon, and liberates the wealth of the gods so that it gets re-distributed freely to his tribe. The poet of Beowulf narrates a similar story.
In our modern rendition, for “Siegfried/Beowulf” read “you, me and Google."
For greedy "dragons" read "textbook publishers and movie production companies."