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This name derives from the Germanic and Old Norse “*Wēla-nandaz > *Wēlandaz”, meaning “brave in battle, courageous fighter”. The name is related to the Germanic "Wiolant" translated as "Wayland. In Germanic and Norse mythology, Wayland the Smith is a legendary master blacksmith. In Old Norse sources, Völundr appears in Völundarkviða, a poem in the Poetic Edda, and in Þiðrekssaga, and his legend is also depicted on the Ardre image stone VIII. In Old English sources, he appears in Deor, Waldere and in Beowulf and the legend is depicted on the Franks Casket. He is mentioned in the German poems about Dietrich von Bern as the Father of Witige.

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