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Tydfil (Tudful), was a Welsh woman Saint, patron of Merthyr Tydfil (Mid Glamorgan), where she was buried. Legend has it that she was one of the daughters of Brychan, and was assassinated and buried here in 480. She is said to have met her death at the hands of Pagans, probably British, but later called Saxons. Her feast day is August 23. General definition of saint In general, the term Saint refers to someone who is exceptionally virtuous and holy. ... Merthyr Tydfil (Welsh: Merthyr Tudful) is a town and county borough in the traditional county of Glamorgan, south Wales, with a population of about 55,000. ... Brychan (Unknown date), legendary Welsh king with many saintly children who appear in varying forms in Celtic Hagiology. ...


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Merthyr Tydfil (Welsh: Merthyr Tudful) is a town and county borough in the traditional county of Glamorgan, south Wales, with a population of about 55,000.
Tradition holds that a girl called Tydfil, a daughter of a local chieftain, Brychan, was an early local convert to Christianity, and was pursued by a band of marauding Picts and Saxons.
It is believed that Merthyr Tydfil was the inspiration for many things in J R R Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings novels, including the descriptions of Isengard.
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