Merthyr Tydfil, southeastern Wales
Saint Tydfil (standard Welsh Tudful; martyred ca. 480) is the legendary dedicatee of Merthyr Tydfil (Welsh: Merthyrtudful, "church of Tudful"), a town in Glamorgan, south Wales. "It was said that here [at Merthyrtudful] were the remains of a female saint called Tudful who was martyred by invading ‘Irish and Picts’ in the fifth century. The name Tudful though seems more likely to have been a man’s name." But local legends say that Tydfil (a dialectal variant of Tudful) was one of the many holy daughters of King Brychan of Brycheiniog, killed by pagans (probably Welsh, although they were later said to have been Saxons) at Merthyrtudful around 480.
- Tawe, Ianto Glan (2006-09-30). "List of Welsh Forenames (N-Z)". The “Cymru-Catalonia” (Wales-Catalonia) Website. Retrieved 2013-01-18.
- David Hugh Farmer. (1978). The Oxford Dictionary of Saints.
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