In honor of the first day of spring, I’d like to introduce you to the Norse goddess Iduna.
Iduna is a goddess of youth. In her garden grows an apple tree that bears golden apples. The golden apples keep the Norse gods and goddesses in Asgard youthful and strong. Here’s a story about what happened when Iduna was tricked out of her home and away from her garden (and it features Loki!):
Wikipedia has a picture of a gorgeous statue of Iduna:
And you can buy the paper doll book that features Iduna and many other goddesses from all cultures from Dover Publications:
Happy spring and happy reading!