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Wayland the Smith

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wayland the smithWayland the Smith, also called Völundr in Old Norse, was both a legendary sword smith and maker of priceless works of art. This image is based on a 7th C Frankish Casket. In the Nibelungenlied Wayland made a sword for the hero Sigfried so he could kill a dragon and take its hoard of gold. Wayland then planned to then kill Sigried but the plan failed - read the story to find out why.

17mm W x 52mm L or 11/16" x 2"    Bronze

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