Alfhild Name Meaning & Origin

Alfhild

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From the Old Norse elements alfr "elf" and hildr "battle".

From the Old Norse name Alfhildr which was composed of the elements alfr "elf" and hildr "battle". In Norse legend Alfhild was a maiden who disguised herself as a warrior in order to avoid marriage to king Alf. Her life was perhaps based on that of a 9th-century Viking pirate.

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In Norse legend of Alf and Alfhild, she was a maiden guarded by two dragons which decapitated unwary suitors. King Alf defeated the dragons, but Alfhild escaped marriage to King Alf by disguising herself as a warrior and joining a troop of female warriors.

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