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Origin of the name TORBJORG.
Etymology of the name TORBJORG.
Meaning of the baby name TORBJORG.


TORBJØRG, TORBJÓRG.  A feminine form of Old Norse Ţórbergr (q.v.), meaning "Thor's protection."

    Torbjórg Katla was a witch mentioned in Hörd Grimkelsson's saga.  Her incantations were so effective that by shaking her apron in the air she threw a darkness over men engaged in a blood-feud.  In the same saga, a man called Thorsten Önabrodd boasted that Hörd Grimkelsson and his men should not take his cattle, as his mother's witchcraft would protect both him and his cattle.  This boast was enough to induce Hörd Grimkelsson to make a raid on Thorsten Önabrodd's cattle.  As Hörd's men left their ships and marched up the beach, they met a bull, which Hörd's men attacked contrary to his orders.  "Let the bull alone," he yelled; "it is not what you think."
    Two men attacked the bull with their casting-spears, but they rebounded, and the men were each stabbed through their bodies with their own spears.  "Leave the bull alone," repeated Hörd; "it is glamour." (Saga Time, Vicary, 1887)


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