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Idun

or I·thun, I·thunn

[ee-thoo n]
noun Scandinavian Mythology.
  1. a goddess, keeper of the apples of youth and wife of Bragi; abducted by the giant Thjazi, from whom she was rescued.
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Origin of Idun

< Old Norse Ithunn; perhaps derivative of ith deed, feat
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Examples from the Web for idun

Historical Examples

  • But Idun only smiled at him happily and went on tossing her apples.

    Told by the Northmen:

    E. M. [Ethel Mary] Wilmot-Buxton

  • Already his mischievous heart was planning how he might steal Idun away.

    In The Days of Giants

    Abbie Farwell Brown

  • Idun and her apples lost, and Asgard growing older every minute!

    In The Days of Giants

    Abbie Farwell Brown

  • He stole fair Idun and her magic apples, and for that crime he died, which was only just.

    In The Days of Giants

    Abbie Farwell Brown

  • There were Idun whom he had cheated, and Sif whose257 hair he had cut off.

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British Dictionary definitions for idun

Idun

Ithunn

noun
  1. Norse myth the goddess of spring who guarded the apples that kept the gods eternally young; wife of Bragi
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