Mini Myth Collection® - Idun
Keeper of the apples of immortality
As the keeper of the golden apples of immortality, Idun is one of the most important of the gods. She carries her youth-giving apples in a box of ash wood. It is of this fruit that the gods partake when they feel age upon them. In one frightful tale, Idun is abducted (along with her apples and with Loki’s help) by the giant, Thjazi. Age sets in quickly upon the gods and they force Loki to rescue Idun and her apples from the giant which he does with the aid of Freyja’s cloak of falcon feathers.
Whenever possible, in addition to the mythical symbolism associated with each individual character, I also attempt to add details relating to Scandinavian culture during the age of the Vikings. Here, I have portrayed Idun wearing a classic Scandinavian dress with brooches and beaded necklace.
This piece was produced in April2018 as part of the MINI MYTH COLLECTION®
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