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Idunn (pronounced "ee-done", in some versions Iduna) is the Norse Æsir goddess of spring and eternal youth. She acts as the keeper of enchanted apples that retain her fellow gods' eternal youthfulness.

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard

The Sword of Summer

Magnus encounters a pigeon that tells him Samirah al-Abbas, Blitzen, and Hearthstone that he knows how to get the Sword of Summer, but he wants something in return: Idunn's apple of immortality. To get the apple, they will need to attract the sea goddess, Ran.

Abilities

  • Chlorokinesis: As the Goddess of Spring, she may have some influence over plants. 

Trivia

  • Her name is traditionally spelled Iðunn.
  • She is similar to the Greek goddess of youth, Hebe.
  • Idunn Mons, a mons of the planet Venus, is named after Idunn.
  • Idunn's apples do not prevent death during Ragnarok.
    • But they are still delicious and never out of season.
  • The Swedish magazine Idun was named after the goddess; she appears with her basket of apples on its banner.
  • Idunn's Greek counterparts (in terms of attributes) would be Hebe, the goddess of youth, and Persephone, goddess of springtime and fertility. 
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard
Core Series: The Sword of Summer | The Hammer of Thor | The Ship of the Dead
Main Characters: Magnus Chase | Alex Fierro | Blitzen | Halfborn Gunderson | Hearthstone | Loki | Mallory Keen | Samirah al-Abbas | Sumarbrander | Thomas Jefferson Jr.
Minor Characters: Annabeth Chase | Frederick Chase | Randolph Chase | Helgi | Hunding | Gunilla | Junior | Lars Alhstrom | Amir Fadlan | Alderman | Inge | Percy Jackson
Norse Gods: Freya | Thor | Ullr | Frey | Odin | Heimdall | Vidar | Sif | Frigg | Tyr
Minor Gods: Skírnir | Norns | Mimir | Ran | Hel | Sigyn | Aegir | Nine Billow Maidens | Njord
Jotnar: Surt | Utgard-Loki | Harald | Ymir | Geirrod | Gjalp | Greip | Thrym | Thrynga | Tiny | Hrungnir | Red | Tattoo | Gunlod | Suttung | Baugi | Skadi | Hrym
Monsters: Jormungand | Ratatosk | Vedrfolnir | Nidhogg | Fenris Wolf | Lindworm | Wight | Brunnmigi
Magical Creatures: Dwarf | Elf | Sleipnir | Stanley | Marvin | Otis | Jotunn | Hulder | Nøkks | Vatnavaettir | Nisser
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