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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!"
Her name is a shortened form of Thorfrithr, meaning "beautiful Thor" or "peace of Thor."
- ^ names-meanings.net: Tofa
- ^ behindthename.com: Tove, Thorfrithr
- ^ Teresa Norman, "Tova." A World of Baby Names. New York: Penguin, 2003. 504.