Idunn is the nordic goddess most associated with youth, the fertility of all things that grow and maintaining what is beautiful in life. A symbol which comes to mind upon contemplation of this fresh energy is the apple, as she is the keeper of golden apples which hold the gods young and healthy. She is also the wife of Bragi, who is the god of poetry. The two sew the seeds of lively enjoyment of life, and the refreshment of the senses.
During the spring and summer when the sun is seen and felt more often, we are warmed by the rays of forgiving and generous light that causes the plants to grow, which in turn nourish us with their bounty. The sun directly provides us with vitamin D, a hormone which helps metabolism and affects the mood positively. The more sun we get, the happier we are.
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Thank you. That whole blog looks worthwhile to explore further. Blessings of spring (coming way too slow for me) upon you.
March 24, 2013 at 2:13 pm
That’s okay, I’ve been procrastinating in writing Spring themed articles myself. Just been really busy at my end with all kinds of BS. But yeah, “Voice of my ancestors” has a cool blog.
March 25, 2013 at 9:50 am