Aug. 28th, 2012

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Ergi, like the adjective argr from which it is formed, has a strongly pejorative sense: it is scarcely an exaggeration to say that no other Norse word was able to provoke such violent feelings and reactions. According to the opinion of the time, the application to a man of the term argr (or its synonym by metathesis ragr) meant that he was 'unmanly' in various ways, and in particular that he was a coward and a homosexual. 
[...]
If sexual perversion as such had been the object of contempt and moral disapprobation, the latter would surely have been expressed in the laws dealing with obscene libels. But this is not the case: rather it would seem that it is the feminine sexual role which makes the allegations of ergi particularly injurious and in fact intolerable for the recipient. This assumption is further supported by the fact that the Norwegian laws already mentioned include insults likening a man to a female animal (berendi) among the words liable to the highest personal recompense. to liken a man to a male animal cost only half as much (halfréttisorð). Accusing a man of having given birth to a child, i.e. of having performed an exclusively female sexual function, is added by the Gulathing Law to its list of 'full penalty words' (fullréttisorð) indicating the severest recompense to be paid.
[...] 
In the mythological poetry we encounter comparable charges that a man has taken the shape of a woman. I am referring primarily to Lokasenna. When the gods reply to Loki's words of abuse they find effective points of attack in his mythical past. Three times it is said that he is argr and indeed the matter is well documented: at the dawn of time he mated in the guise of a mare with the stallion Svaðilfari. The fruit of that union is the horse Sleipnir, which thus has Loki as its mother.

It is therefore obvious that Loki is guilty of shameless ergi.

― "Níð, ergi and Old Norse moral attitudes" by Folke Ström (Med. / Fil.Dr, Biblioteksråd Gothenburg, 1973)
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'The Cool Big Half Bro' by Hellanim

shadow-of-fenrir:

nathaelle:

The Cool Big Half Bro by ~Hellanim

This is so cute omfg

"Norse mythology theme again... Small Vali is introduced to his big older half brother Sleipnir."

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'Loki Good Loki Evil' by humon at deviantArt

truffalicious:

Loki Good Loki Evil by *humon

“A lot of people don’t realise this, but the texts we usually consider “canon” about the Nordic myths were actually written 200-300 years after the vikings, by Christians who put a christian spin on the stories.

Before the Christians people didn’t believe that warriors went to Valhalla and the sick/old/women/children to the underworld Hel. The vikings seem to have believed that everybody went to Hel, but Christians turned Valhalla into a kind of Heaven and Hel into Hell.

The jotuns (giants) didn’t seem to be evil either. There is evidence to suggest that people worshipped jotuns alongside the gods, and some even claimed to be related to jotuns. The gods ruled culture, and the jotuns nature. But the Christians were obsessed with the idea of good vs. evil, and turned the jotuns into devils.

And then there’s Loki. The few texts written by the vikings themselves never call Loki evil, just a trickster who acted first and thought later. Even the later christian texts can’t agree on how evil Loki was. For example, in two versions of Balder’s death Loki isn’t even mentioned, while he is the big evil mastermind behind it all in another. Christians wanted a Devil, and Loki was an easy pick.”

Nordic! Loki was my first love… And along came Hiddles! Loki, and everything was shot to hell.

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'The Seduction of Svadilfari' by novablue at deviantArt

The Seduction of Svadilfari by novablue (dA)

I Kissed a Girl (Loki Remix) by Mikki Fraser                 
Parody of “I Kissed a Girl” by Katy Perry       

This was never the way I planned, not my intention
I got so brave, drink in hand, lost my discretion
I couldn’t stop talking, while I was ahead 
Now the gods tell me to get them out of this mess

I fucked a horse ‘cause I had to 
Save Freya, the sun and the moon
I fucked a horse, my diversion 
Not just some new perversion

It felt too wrong to be alright 
Hope I’m not a mom tonight 
I fucked a horse ‘cause I had to 
I had to

So Svathilfari is your name, it doesn't matter
Know this is just to win a game, it’s not my nature
It's not what gods should do, not how they should behave
But my head gets pound in if I don’t obey

I fucked a horse ‘cause I had to 
Save Freya, the sun and the moon
I fucked a horse, my diversion 
Not just some new perversion

It felt too wrong to be alright 
Hope I’m not a mom tonight 
I fucked a horse ‘cause I had to 
I had to

Us mares we are so magical
Soft fur, big eyes, so loveable 
Hard to resist, so chase-able
Too good to deny it
It ain't no big deal, it's just business

I fucked a horse ‘cause I had to 
Save Freya, the sun and the moon
I fucked a horse, my diversion 
Not just some new perversion

It felt too wrong to be alright 
Hope I’m not a mom tonight
I fucked a horse ‘cause I had to 
I had to

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The Circle of Ostara - Loki (1996) [excerpt]:

...As the Dark Age progresses Loki gains strength in material powers but loses the love, the compassion, that alone can make the use of our technical ability an activity in harmony with nature and the Earth.

That we have allowed ourselves to become enslaved by the monstrous money system is Loki's doing. He has given us into their hands, he has become their servant. The powers behind this "system" have great cunning and tell powerful lies but their actual creative abilities are very limited. They can take over the technology created by others and use it to great destructive effect, but the ability to build such a technology themselves is lacking. Our abilities, our inventive genius, have been delivered up to them - by Loki. We have been enticed into a trap.

We can see the tale of Loki's Brood as a parable for our times, see Fenris Wolf as technology, a force that began as the gentle servant of man but which grew strong and ever stronger and difficult to control until now it breaks loose and seems poised to devour us. We can see the World Serpent, Jormungandr, as the great strangling system of international finance that controls all nations and all races, a system that Thor's Hammer must needs destroy if any race or nation is to survive the cataclysmic future, a destruction that will "shake the world". Loki is our enemy, an enemy that lies within ourselves. As a spirit of invention he was of wonderful benefit to us so long as we held true to the pattern of our racial destiny, so long as we maintained our love and reverence for nature and the Earth and lived close to the divine spirits of our people.

Loki is manfest in each of us and must be fought there - in our own minds and souls. We must take care not to be part of Loki's Brood. Many children of this god reveal themselves by truckling to the rulers of the system, by accepting its lies and manipulation, by living for pleasure alone and physical sensation, by refusing to take risks even when they recognise the enemy. The Hel-hags of "women's lib" are part of Loki's Brood and all the anti-life forces of homosexuality and the touters of abortion.

The Circle of Ostara is dedicated to the overthrow of Loki's Brood.

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This screed makes me ♥ Loki & his kids more than ever.

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Heimdal, Ydun, Thor and Loke in Copenhagen

Heimdal, Ydun, Thor and Loke in Copenhagen: "Guldhornene" [Denmark, 2007]

Danish family film following on from "Jul I Valhal". The gods have to prevent the Golden Horn from falling into the giant Thrym's hands, but as their powers don't extend so far in a modern high-tech society, they need to disguise themselves and enlist the help of 3 resourceful children.

I haven't seen either yet, just clips, though I think I maaay have found a source for the originals. As far as I can tell, Loke's primary trait is "sulkiness", lol. And being vain about his mane. He looks fetching in a blue boiler suit.

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