Tydfil

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Saint Tydfil
Llandaf, yr eglwys gadeiriol Llandaf Cathedral De Cymru South Wales 98.png
Stained glass window of St Tydfil in Llandaff Cathedral
Diedc. 480
Merthyr Tydfil, Wales
CanonizedPre-Congregation
Feast23 August
PatronageMerthyr Tydfil

Saint Tydfil (Welsh: Tudful; martyred c. 480) is the legendary dedicatee of Merthyr Tydfil, Wales.[1]

According to legend, Tydfil was a daughter of Brychan, king of Brycheiniog.[2] She was murdered in Merthyr Tydfil, by either Welsh or Saxon pagans, and buried in the town.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Farmer, David (2011). The Oxford Dictionary of Saints (5th., rev ed.). Oxford University Press. p. 428. ISBN 9780199596607.
  2. ^ Mills, A. D.; Room, Adrian (2002). The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford University Press. p. 1126. ISBN 0198605617.