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Iduna
Iduna[1]
Biographical information

Gender

Female

Home

Arendelle castle

Personal information

Occupation

Queen of Arendelle (formerly)

Allies

Agnarr, Elsa, Anna

Other information

Animated appearances

Frozen

Voiced by

Jennifer Lee[2]

Book appearances

Frozen: Book of the Film
Frozen: Padded Classic Book
Disney Movie Collection: Frozen

Iduna[1] was the wife of Agnarr, mother of Elsa and Anna, and queen of Arendelle.

History

Early life

After marrying Agnarr, Iduna gave birth to two daughters three years apart: Elsa and Anna, respectively. She and her husband regarded Elsa and Anna as the joy of their lives but were secretly concerned about the former's magical abilities and their growing potency.[3]

Accident

Agnarr, Iduna, and Anna

Iduna and Agnarr worried over Anna's unconscious form.

One night, after hearing Elsa's frantic cries, Iduna and Agnarr broke through the frozen doors of the Great Hall. Running towards an unconscious Anna, Iduna remarked that the former was "ice-cold". Moving quickly, she and her husband grabbed a pair of horses and departed for the Valley of the Living Rock, bringing their children with them.

Arriving at the valley, the family dismounted, and Agnarr called out for help. His plea was heard and the family was greeted by the trolls. An elderly troll, Pabbie, examined Anna, remarking it was fortunate that she was not struck in the heart and that healing her head would be relatively simple. After Agnarr told Pabbie to do whatever necessary, he, Iduna and Elsa watched as the troll proceeded to heal Anna and alter her memories of Elsa's powers to remove all traces of magic. To the family's relief, Anna smiled, indicating she was all right.

With Anna taken care of, Pabbie turned to Elsa, warning her that her powers would continue to grow and that although they had great beauty, they were also dangerous and needed to be controlled. Hearing this, Iduna silently consented to Agnarr's decision: until Elsa could control her powers, the castle gates were to be locked and the staff would be reduced to limit Elsa's contact with people and keep her abilities hidden from everyone, including Anna.

For the next few years, Iduna and her husband were Elsa's only form of contact. But despite Agnarr's efforts, Elsa continued to lack control over her powers, and she even asked that her parents maintain their distance, a sentiment that greatly saddened Iduna.

Death

Funeral

Memorial stones were erected to commemorate Iduna and Agnarr's deaths.

Ten years after the accident, Iduna and Agnarr had to depart Arendelle for two weeks and bid their daughters farewell. During the voyage, she and her husband died in a storm at sea. A funeral was held for the two of them, though only Anna attended.

Legacy

Iduna loved the family tradition of ice fishing and proudly passed it down to Elsa and Anna.[4]

After Iduna's death, her dress and books, including ones that she used to read to Elsa and Anna, were stored in the castle's passageways.[5]

Appearances

Animation

Books

Trivia

  • The queen's name does not appear in the film credits, but it is written in Old Norse runes on her burial stone as "Iðunn".
    • "Iðunn" can be identified as "Ithun", or "Idunn"/"Iduna". The last is a particularly common name in Scandinavia. Iðunn can be translated into "youthful", "eternal youth", "again to love", or "rejuvenation".
  • Iduna's single line in the film is provided by Frozen's co-director, Jennifer Lee.[2]
  • Director Chris Buck joked that Iduna and Agnarr did not really die on their voyage and stated that they washed up on an island, had a baby boy, and got eaten by a leopard. This premise is what occurred in Tarzan, another Disney film directed by Buck.[6]
  • Iduna is the only member of the family not to have blonde hair, since Elsa has platinum blonde hair, and Agnarr and Anna have strawberry blonde hair
  • The queen appears in the fourth season of the ABC show, Once Upon a Time, and is portrayed by Pascale Hutton as an adult. She is portrayed by Ava Marie Telek as a child. In the show, her name is "Gerda".

Gallery

Snowflake

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Anna & Elsa's Childhood Times, page 4 (E-book version).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lee, Jennifer (January 5, 2014). @AweMagic Okay. Here's the skinny. I'm Elsa and Anna's mom. I have one line: "She's ice cold.". Twitter. Retrieved on January 1, 2015.
  3. Frozen: Padded Classic Book, page 1.
  4. Memory and Magic, page 104 (E-book version).
  5. Frozen: Stories from Arendelle, page 72.
  6. Buck, Chris (February 10, 2014). Reddit Q&A on Frozen. Reddit. Retrieved on December 28, 2014.

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