Iðunn’s Apple | Maria Wolff


SKU: E203-5473

Iðunn’s Apple
Apple Casket Necklace

“In Norse mythology, Iðunn (pronounced ‘eth-oon’) is known as the ‘maiden of the Norse gods and the goddess of eternal youth’.  She carries a special wooden casket around the land of Asgard filled with magical apples that the gods partake in when feeling weak or aged.  The apples of Iðunn were the elixir of eternal youth.  Iðunn was married to a son of Odin, Bragi, who was the poet and harp minstrel of the gods. Between the two of them, they brought rejuvenation of the soul and spirit with the physical essence of playful youth.

During my experience in COVID quarantine, I found myself playing my musical instruments more, cooking fine meals of great nourishment and making time to play with my new love and his son.  There were moments of challenging adaptations surrounding us and our home. Through the Arts, Unconditional Love and Healthy Cooking we were reminded of the true essence of living; the Holy Grail of life. I believe these are the ingredients that reside in the magical apples of Iðunn and Bragi.”

Sterling silver, bronze, holly wood, garnet & 23k gold.

Chain 24″
Pendant 1″ x .75″

This piece is currently on display at Maine Craft Portland as part of the special exhibition, “The Holy Grail: Miraculous Items of Power“.


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About the Artist

Maria Wolff
Portland, ME

Maria grew up around the 5th generation master joinery craft of her father from Denmark. Her metalwork carries elements of Scandinavian design and romantic history handed down from the stories and experiences of her European and French Canadian parents. She is currently studying the craft and mythology of the Vikings. Along with this influence, she couples it with her long time love for the undulating lines of nature and fantasy indicative of the Art Nouveau aesthetic . Each piece is entirely hand woven, hand forged, fabricated and embellished with some carrying real butterfly wings carefully set underneath a magnifying crystal to better appreciate nature’s remarkable beauty for generations.


Additional Details

Weight .5 lbs
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 1 in