Idun (magazine)

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Idun masthead
Title page of the 1910 Christmas issue

Idun was a Swedish magazine published in Sweden from 1887 to 1963.[1] It was named after the goddess Idun, who appears with her basket of apples on its masthead.

History and profile[edit]

Idun was published between 1887[2] and 1963. It was founded by Frithiof Hellberg and C. E. Gernandt.[2] The subtitle of the magazine was “A Practical Weekly Magazine for Women and the Home”.[2]

Idun focused on literature and gender equality. Several poems were also published in the magazine.[3]

The magazine merged with Vecko-Journalen in 1963. The merged magazine was published weekly under the double-barrelled name Idun-Veckojournalen. In 1980, falling circulation figures forced it to a monthly cycle, and it was renamed Månadsjournalen (meaning "Monthly Record" in English). The magazine ceased publication in 2002.


  1. ^ "Tidskrifter Magazines". Foreignlegion (in Swedish). Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  2. ^ a b c Karl Erik Gustafsson; Per Rydén (2010). A History of the Press in Sweden (PDF). Gothenburg: Nordicom. ISBN 978-91-86523-08-4. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 February 2015. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  3. ^ Michelle Facos (1998). Nationalism and the Nordic Imagination: Swedish Art of the 1890s. University of California Press. p. 63. ISBN 978-0-520-20626-7. Retrieved 14 November 2014.

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