Hjonathon225 21:38, November 10, 2010 (UTC) I have to say, these names Brian Jacques comes up with are getting more intriguing the more he writes. Matthias, one of his first characters, was an awesome name. But one thing crossed my mind when I read all the Redwall novels over and over again: What does Matthias mean? What word is this name derived from? The answer became clear when I had looked it up on a certain website. The name Mathias comes from the word "Dragon Slayer" in the ancient German terminology. I couldn't believe it, but I thought about it and realized that Cluny was Matthias's dragon (hypothetically speaking) and I though since this is what it meant that if you put Matthias in a dragon-related fan fic, he would fit right in. Cool, Huh??