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Would seem to be a logical source for such legends. Eels can travel over land to an extent, and some salt water species have a nasty bite.
Summum Nec Metuam Diem Nec Optima
Wayland's Smithy is one of the most impressive and atmospheric Neolithic burial chambers in Britain. Somehow this ancient grave became associated with Wayland, the Saxon god of metalworking, from whom it takes its name.
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