Alaptolma

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Alaptolma (or Tolma) is a legendary Magyar tribal chieftain who lived in the first part of the 10th century.

According to the medieval Gesta Hungarorum, Alaptolma, son of Ketel,[1] built a castle on the estate of his father, at the confluence of the Danube and Váh (Hungarian: Vág) rivers. This ancient castle became the core of the town of Komárom/Komárno. Today Ketel and Alaptolma are honoured as the legendary founders of the city.

References[edit]

  1. ^ György Györffy, Tanulmányok a magyar állam eredetéről, Magyar Néprajzi Társaság, Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959, p. 20