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Wayland is the name of a mythical character and of some places in the United States of America:

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Wayland's Smithy (581 words)
Wayland's Smithy is one of the most impressive and atmospheric Neolithic burial chambers in Britain.
Wayland is the same as Volundr or Volund, who is described in Norse myth, recorded from Iceland in the form of a poem.
Wayland is enraged, and picks up one of the giant sarcen stones and throws it at his apprentice pinning him by the heel.
Wayland (215 words)
Wayland took vengeance on the king by killing Nidud's sons when they came to visit the smithy.
From their skulls he fashioned exquisite goblets, which he gave to the king, and from their eyes he made beautiful jewels, which were presented to the queen.
Wayland fell in love with the king's daughter and fathered a child on her, and escaped from the island.
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