Norse Goddess Idunn (Ydun)

Illustration

Joshua J. Mark
by Herman Wilhelm Bissen
published on 03 September 2021
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Statue of the Norse Goddess Idunn (Ydun) by Danish sculptor Herman Wilhelm Bissen, c. 1858.

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Photo by Bloodofox.

Idunn was a goddess of fertility who held the fruit of eternal youth (usually given as apples) that kept the gods of Asgard young. When she was kidnapped, the gods began to age and her rescue from the realm of Jotunheim was of the utmost importance.

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Bissen, H. W. (2021, September 03). Norse Goddess Idunn (Ydun). World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14573/norse-goddess-idunn-ydun/

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Bissen, Herman Wilhelm. "Norse Goddess Idunn (Ydun)." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 03, 2021. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14573/norse-goddess-idunn-ydun/.

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Bissen, Herman Wilhelm. "Norse Goddess Idunn (Ydun)." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 03 Sep 2021. Web. 21 Sep 2021.