Wayland

the Scandinavian Vulcan, was son of the sea-giant Wate, and the sea-nymph Wac-hilt. He was bound apprentice to Mimi the smith. King Nidung cut the sinews of his feet, and cast him into prison, but he escaped in a feather-boat. (Anglo-Saxon weallan, to fabricate.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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