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May 10th, 2008, 02:42
Exclusive tin miniature "Lindwormkiller" (Post in the comments thread if you have a better translation.)
Lind = land
Worm = wyrm/wurm = western mainland European title for dragon
Killer = slayer

It is important to understand that most early folklore dragons, notably those of the Germanic people (with whom the term "wurm" originated) were not capable of flight, lacking wings. They had more in common with snakes than anything else. Hence, a "land wyrm" is a dragon in the sense of older lore.
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