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Iduna and the Magic Apples – Gifts for Goddesses
Idun, also spelled Idunn, Ithunn, Ithun, or Iduna, in Norse mythology, the goddess of spring or rejuvenation and the wife of Bragi, the god of poetry. She was the keeper of the magic apples of immortality, which the gods must eat to preserve their youth. When, through the cunning of Loki, the trickster god, she and her apples were seized by the giant Thiassi and taken to the realm of the giants, the gods quickly began to grow old. They then forced Loki to rescue Idun, which he did by taking the form of a falcon, changing Idun into a nut (in some sources, a sparrow), and flying off with her in his claws. The name Iðunn has been variously explained as meaning “ever young”, “rejuvenator”, or “the rejuvenating one”.
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In Norse mythology, Iðunn is a goddess associated with youth: a keeper of apples and granter of eternal youthfulness.
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Carl Larsson: Brita as Iduna (Iðunn), lithography, title page for the christmas edition of “Idun”, 1901
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Comments

  • Nascha
    Naschaalmost 5 years ago

    Aw…this is beautiful Taiche! xx

  • Nascha
    Naschaalmost 5 years ago

    Still…lovely. xx

  • Rhenastarr
    Rhenastarralmost 5 years ago

    Simply beautiful.

  • davesphotographics
    davesphotograp...almost 5 years ago

    good work nice design

  • owlspook
    owlspookalmost 5 years ago

    you’re most welcome taiche (big smile)

  • redqueenself
    redqueenselfalmost 4 years ago

    I love this guy’s art and really, really wish I could have lived in his house!

  • Marjorie Wallace
    Marjorie Wallacealmost 3 years ago

    What wonderful work! Sandra and I have expanded our group Jolly Olde Saint Nicolas Please feel free to submit all of your wonderful works that are Christmas related to our group.

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