Idun is one of the most prominent goddesses in Norse mythology. She’s the keeper of mysterious fruits eaten by the gods, which enable them to retain their youth and stop the process of aging. Although the keeper of a range of fruits, the apple is most commonly associated with her. With any goddess in Norse mythology Idun faced her share of trials and tribulations; hers being the fact that she was kidnapped by the giant Thjazi.
When Loki breaks a deal with Thjazi and is attacked by the giant, Loki pleads for his life and forgiveness. Thjazi agreed to spare Loki under the agreement that he bring Idun and her fruits to him. Upon reaching Asgard, Loki found Idun and told her that he had found fruit even more special that her own growing out in a forest outside of Asgard. Believing him, the two set out to the forest carrying with them Idun’s own apples to compare. Upon reaching the forest Thjazi swooped down in his eagle form, grasping Idun and taking her away to his home in icy mountains of Thrymheim.
In Idun’s absence, the gods felt old age creeping up on them. Their skin became wrinkled, their hair greyed, and their energy began to fall. After much discussion it was deemed that Loki was behind this and they confronted the trickster regarding what happened. After threats against his life Loki spilled the truth about what happened and was sent to Thrymheim to save Idun. Using the feather of a hawk given to him by Freya, Loki shapeshifted into a hawk and made his way to Thrymheim.
Luckily upon arriving, Loki noticed that Thjazi had left Idun unprotected; turning Idun into a nut, he picked her up and raced back to Asgard. Thjazi, upon realizing what had happened, came in hot pursuit. Nearing Asgard, the gods noticed the chase and began building a pile of kindling around their fortress and as Loki passed through their barrier they gods lit the fire. Its explosion was so rapid that it did not give Thjazi enough time to turn around and he was engulfed in the flame, resulting in his demise.
Idun’s Apple is a representation of eternal youth and beauty. Much like her apples, which held their magic on the inside, this particular item holds “magic” of its own with its secret compartment…what you hide in there is up to you!
Size guide - How to determine your ring size:
Use a tape or cord, wrap it around your finger and mark the end point.
Simply use a ruler to determine the circumference.
Use the chart below to determine your size.