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His wife is Idunn : she guards in her chest of ash those apples which the gods
must taste whensoever they grow old; and then they all become young, and so it
shall be even unto the Weird of the Gods." Then said Gangleri : " A very great
... twelve jEsir who were appointed to be judges; these were their names: Thor,
Njordr, Freyr, Tyr, Heimdallr, Bragi, Vidarr, Vali, Ullr, Hoenir, Forseti, Loki; and in
like manner the Asynjur: Frigg, Freyja, Gefjun, Idunn, Gerdr,Sigyn, Fulla, Nanna.
But at the appointed time Loki lured Idunn out of Asgard into a certain wood,
saying that he had found such apples as would seem to her of great virtue, and
prayed that she would have her apples with her and compare them with these.
But the iEsir became straitened at the disappearance of Idunn,and speedily they
became hoary and old. Then those jEsir took counsel together, and each asked
the other what had last been known of Idunn; and the last that had been seen ...
Heimdallr also is son of Odin. IX. " How should one periphrase Tyr? By calling
him the One-handed God, and Fosterer of the Wolf, God of Battles, Son of Odin. X
. "How should one periphrase Bragi? By calling him Husband of Idunn, First
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