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    Ithunn/Idunn

    Hi everyone,

    I'm long time lurker on this forum and have really enjoyed many of the posts here and found them really helpful and inspiring - but i'm a first time poster, so be gentle with me please!

    I'm really interested in the goddess Ithunn/Idunn. I've read the pieces she is mentioned in in both poetic and prose eddas, i'm curious what your views might be on these stories, the role she may have played as a goddess, how she may have been viewed in her native culture . Im also interested in the fact that she is the keeper of the apples of eternal life and how this puts her in a slightly different position to the other gods. Any info or thoughts you have on this goddess would be much appreciated

    Also, I have seen her name spelled both Ithunn and Idunn in translations to English - which is correct and how would you spell her name correctly in runes?

    Thank you
    Laura

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    Hello Laura! Welcome to Skadi forum, glad that you enjoy the forum and decided to post a introduction post. I dont know much about Idunn, but we write it "Idun" here in Norway. It is still used today as a name. The TH which you mention and the letter D are pronounced pretty similar in Norwegian.

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