Then came the giant Thjasse in the guise of an eagle, seized Idun and flew away with her to his home in Thrymheim.
But Idun only smiled at him happily and went on tossing her apples.
This treasure was a box of apples, and Idun kept the golden key safely fastened to her girdle.
Already his mischievous heart was planning how he might steal Idun away.
Thjasse told Loki that he could not go unless he would promise to bring the Apples of Idun.
Idun and her apples lost, and Asgard growing older every minute!
The apples belonged to a beautiful lady named Idun, who kept them in a golden casket.
The editor of Idun volunteered to print the book as soon as it was finished.
In the poem "Haustlaung" Idun is called lgefn; in the same poem Groa is called lgefion.
The apples which Idun guarded so carefully were the priceless boon of youth.