Wayland the Smith is a famous Shadowhunter credited as the first weapons maker. Before the Iron Sisters, the Waylands were famous as weapon makers. He is particularly famous for forging Excalibur, Joyeuse, and Durendal, the swords of the heroes Arthur, Lancelot, and Roland, respectively. Additionally, in Nephilim society, he is also famous for having made Cortana for the Carstairs family and the matched set Morgenstern swords, Heosphoros and Phaesphoros.
- This character, as well as some of the named weapons forged by him, is based on the legendary blacksmith Wayland the Smith from Old Norse and English mythologies.