Tofa (Poetic Edda)

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Tófa (Tófu) is the wife of Angantyr and mother of Hervor in Norse mythology. She is mentioned only once in Hervararkviða , part of the Tyrfing Cycle of Old Norse legends.


Tófu is mentioned only once, in the legendary saga of Hervor's Waking of Angantyr: [1]

The name is a shortened form of Thorfrithr, meaning "beautiful Thor" or "peace of Thor". [2] [3] [4]

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  1. The Waking of Angantýr (Early Indo-European Texts, Old Norse by Todd B. Krause and Jonathan Slocum)
  2. Tofa Archived 2010-06-20 at the Wayback Machine
  3. Tove, Thorfrithr
  4. Teresa Norman, "Tova." A World of Baby Names. New York: Penguin, 2003. 504.

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