E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
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.)