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Wayland Smith

Wayland Smith, in English folklore, a skillful blacksmith and great armor maker, whose forge was near the White Horse (Oxfordshire). He appears in the Old English Beowulf and Deor and in Sir Walter Scott's Kenilworth. The story of his Norse cognate, Völund, appears at length in the Elder Edda. To the German peoples he is known as Wieland.

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