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Edgeonga is a reconstruction of Idunna's name into Old English.
Edgeonga, holder of the apples of youth, is a goddess of innocence and undying trust.
She is known for her beauty and kindness.

For Hluðwiga, devoted follower of Idunna.

Idunna Prayer              This prayer in Anglo-Saxon

Idunna apple goddess ••• giver of youth to the gods,
red and gold fruit ••• apples of everlasting youth,
Shining fruit ••• half as beautiful as you,
Grows in your orchard ••• given to gods and heroes,
so they never grow old ••• so gray they never go.
Away to Thrymheim ••• Thurses did carry,
When Loki with a trick ••• lured you to the woods,
The Gods interrogated ••• tortured Loki,
So with Freya's falcon coat ••• Loki flew to Thursland,
Into a nut he made you ••• So was your lot,
When to Asgard he flew ••• Aesir goddess in hand,
Home to Asgard ••• where apples grow.
Orchard goddess ••• giver of good health,
I wassail your trees ••• I wassail your troth,
I wassail apples ••• fruit of everlasting youth!


© Swain Wodening Canote

Image: "Idunna", faux stained glass, © Analemma McKee-Schwenke. 

 

 

 

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