or I·thun, I·thunn
[ee-th oo n]
- a goddess, keeper of the apples of youth and wife of Bragi; abducted by the giant Thjazi, from whom she was rescued.
Origin of Idun
< Old Norse Ithunn; perhaps derivative of ith deed, feat
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Examples from the Web for idun
But Idun only smiled at him happily and went on tossing her apples.Told by the Northmen:
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Already his mischievous heart was planning how he might steal Idun away.
There were Idun whom he had cheated, and Sif whose257 hair he had cut off.
Idun and her apples lost, and Asgard growing older every minute!
He stole fair Idun and her magic apples, and for that crime he died, which was only just.
- Norse myth the goddess of spring who guarded the apples that kept the gods eternally young; wife of Bragi
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