- (in northern European folklore) the king of the elves, a smith and artificer: known in Scandinavia as Volund, in Germany as Wieland.
- a city in NE Massachusetts.
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Miss Wayland wrung her hands and wept, and most of the girls wept with her.
Miss Wayland could refuse nothing to the heroine of last night's adventure.
To begin with, there were only four freshmen at Wayland Hall.Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore
So Badhild gave the trinket to the girl and bade her take it to Wayland.
So ends the story of Wayland, the great smith of the northern countries.
- a smith, artificer, and king of the elves in European folkloreScandinavian name: Völund German name: Wieland