or I·thun, I·thunn
[ ee-thoon ]
/ ˈi ðʊn /
noun Scandinavian Mythology.
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
Words nearby Idun
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How to use Idun in a sentence
Then came the giant Thjasse in the guise of an eagle, seized Idun and flew away with her to his home in Thrymheim.
The asas were ill at ease on account of the disappearance of Idun,—they became gray-haired and old.
But he became frightened, and promised to bring Idun back from Jotunheim if Freyja would lend him the falcon-guise that she had.
Thjasse told Loki that he could not go unless he would promise to bring the Apples of Idun.
British Dictionary definitions for Idun
Norse myth the goddess of spring who guarded the apples that kept the gods eternally young; wife of Bragi
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