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 Idom’eneus (4 syl.).Ifa’kins. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Idun’a or Idun’.
 
Daughter of the dwarf Svald, and wife of Bragi. She kept in a box the golden apples which the gods tasted as often as they wished to renew their youth. Loki on one occasion stole the box and hid it in a wood; but the gods compelled him to restore it. (Scandinavian mythology.)   1
   Idna seems to personify the year between March and September, when the sun is north of the equator. Her apples indicate fruits generally. Loki carries her off to Giant-Land, when the Sun descends below the equator, and he steals her apples. In time, Iduna makes her escape, in the form of a sparrow, when the Sun again, in March, rises above the equator; and both gods and men rejoice in her return.   2
 


 Idom’eneus (4 syl.).Ifa’kins. 

 
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