The Abduction of Iðunn

The Abduction of Iðunn

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Loki (non.)
Loki is counted among the gods but is a giant by birth.

Giants

Þjazi (non.)
Thjazi (en.)
The giant who persuaded Loki to abduct the goddess Íðunn.

Gods

Hænir (non.)
Haenir (en.)
An enigmatic god who gives man his reason in the Creation myth in The Prose Edda. In Heimskringla he is one of the hostages that the Æsir send to the Vanir.
Óðinn (non.)
Odin (en.)
The chief god of the Æsir in The Prose Edda. However, in Heimskringla he is a mortal who tricks the King of Sweden into believing that he is a god.

Myths

Abduction of Iðunn Myth
The myth concerning the abduction of Iðunn and the apples of immortality by the giant Thjazi with the help of Loki. In the end, the god's compel Loki to rescue Iðunn and regain the apples.

Sources

Prose Edda (is.)
Snorri Sturluson's thirteenth-century prose work concerning Old Norse mythology and poetics.
SÁM 66 4to (is.)
SAM 66 4to (en.)
SAM 66 4to is also known as Melsted Edda.

Creators

Jakob Sigurðsson (is.)
Jakob Sigurdsson (en.)
b. 1727
d. 1779
Nationality: Icelandic
Jokob was a tenant farmer, poet, scribe, and illustrator, who created full-page Eddaillustrations in hand-copied paper manuscripts in Iceland in the eighteenth century.
Snorri Sturluson (is.)
b. 1179
d. 1241
Nationality: Icelandic
Snorri was an Icelandic statesman, scholar, and author who is credited with writing Heimskringla, The Prose Edda, and possibly Egil's Saga.

Nouns

örn (non.)
eagle (en.)