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The Religious Affiliation of
Wayland the Smith
 

Religion: Norse/Teutonic paganism; elf CBR Scale: S

Name: Wayland the Smith

Other Names: Volund; Völundr the Smith; prince of the elves; visi alfa; Wayland Smith; Weyland; Volundr; Vulcan

Classification: hero hero  

Publisher(s): Clarendon Press; Oxford University Press W. W. Norton & Company

First Appearance: Volundarksvidha [i.e., "Völundr's poem"] in the Poetic Edda (1200s A.D.)

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 4

Occupation: blacksmith

Nation: Norway

Gender: male

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weyland: "In Germanic mythology, Wayland (Old English) or Völundr (Old Norse) is a legendary smith. 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. The only German source that mentions him is Der grosse Rosengarten."


Suggested links for further research about this character and the character's religious affiliation:
  - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weyland
  - http://www.waylands.net/public/smithy/legends.htm
  - http://www.internationalhero.co.uk/v/volund.htm
  - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V%C3%B6lundarkvi%C3%B0a