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Tofa (Poetic Edda)

Tófa is the wife of Angantyr and mother of Hervor, in Hervararkviða, a poem from the Poetic Edda which is part of the Tyrfing Cycle.

In the Poetic Edda

She is mentioned only once, in Hervor's appeal to Angantyr:

Vaki, Angantýr! || vekr þik Hervǫr,
eingadóttir || ykkr Tófu!
"Awaken, Angantyr! It is Hervor who awakens you,
your only daughter by Tófa!"

Etymology

Her name is a shortened form of Thorfrithr, meaning "beautiful Thor" or "peace of Thor."[1][2][3]

References

  1. ^ names-meanings.net: Tofa
  2. ^ behindthename.com: Tove, Thorfrithr
  3. ^ Teresa Norman, "Tova." A World of Baby Names. New York: Penguin, 2003. 504.
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