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Erda is a census-designated place (CDP) in Tooele County, Utah, United States, located just south of Stansbury Park and just north of the county seat of Tooele. The population was 4,642 at the 2010 census, a significant increase from the 2000 figure of 2,473.EtymologyMarilyn Shields, a member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers who works at the nearby Benson Grist Mill, said there are two stories about how Erda, settled in 1851 and originally called Batesville and Rose Springs, earned its official name.In one version, Shields says, a wheat and alfalfa farmer named Pierre Apollinaire DeRoubaix, who moved to the area in 1870, called it Erda after a town in France where he once lived. Even though there is no city or town in France named Erda, there is a small village named Erdeven which could have been Pierre Droubay's home town."The other more well-known story is that the San Pedro-Salt Lake Railroad that ran along the Oquirrh Mountains named the town Erda after a German word that means earth," says Shields.So which story is correct?In Richard Wagner's operatic cycle, Der Ring des Nibelungen or “The Ring of the Nibelung,” Erda was the goddess of wisdom and earth. This operatic cycle was based loosely on figures and elements of Germanic folklore, particularly from the Sagas of Icelanders and the Nibelungenlied. Wagner based his interpretation of Erda on Jord, Thor's mother by Odin, and the daughter of Annar and the personification of night, Nótt.
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