(2 syl.). Dwarfs who dwell in rocks and hills; noted for their
strength, subtilty, magical powers, and skill in metallurgy. They are
the personification of the subterranean powers of nature. According to
Gotho-German myth, the duergar were first maggots in Ymir's flesh,
but afterwards assumed the likeness of men. The first duergar was
Modsogner, the next Dyrin. N.B.—The Giant Ymir is Chaos. (See
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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