the dictionary of norse mythology


IDUNN IDUNA The golden haired goddess who supplied the aesir gods with apples that gave them eternal youth. Idunn was the wife of bragi, the god of poetry. She was probably an important goddess, but the only myth that survives about Idunn is the one in which she is kidnapped by the giant thiazzi. In the prose edda snorri sturluson bases his retelling of the myth partially on the poem haustlong, by

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