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U Mad, Odin? by Lokirulz (deviantArt)

U Mad, Odin? by Lokirulz (deviantArt)

Tricksters are the original trollolols.

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kid Loki

Psych Ward: Kid Loki (March 2012)
(Kieron Gillen, writer of Marvel's recent Journey Into Mystery comics featuring Loki)

"The patient has a complicated history, to say the least. It's only made ever more complicated by the fact the subject is a self-confessed compulsive liar. There is a constant doubt of where truth begins and ends—or, in fact, if truth ever starts.

Loki is an orphan, adopted into a new family who are “the traditional enemy of his people.” His people are giants. Loki isn't. Loki appears to be 13-year old, and barring a late-growth spurt, it's unlikely he's a giant. While he is evidently superhuman and possibly supernatural, you begin to see why we start to doubt him.

He's previously had a strained relationship with all his adopted family. And then he committed suicide. He believes that all his family believes he was killed and sacrificed himself—but, in fact, it was his attempt to create a new start. Loki identifies as “the god of chaos.” He believes that in acting in a predictably evil way, he's acting against his nature. So, through death and rebirth, he can create the possibility of a new him, with a new personality, and escape history. 

Loki fears growing up. Specifically, he fears growing up to become the man he says he once was. He feels persecuted for his previous sins, and suffers beatings from other younger Asgardians, but claims to hold little resentment for it. While it upsets him, he believes he deserves the treatment for his past life's transgressions. He expresses love for his brother, and fears that his actions will betray him, no matter what his best intentions. When asked about free will, he seems doubtful whether it matters or not. “But you're human. I'm not. Maybe I can't change,” he says. He says his only talent is lies. He fears that it will only lead to ill. When asked how he is aware of this when he has no memories of his previous self, he explains that his history has been explained by his pet magpie, Ikol. I note that's an anagram, and the boy is terribly sarcastic.

For his sizeable charm, I find it difficult to disagree with him. He has also stolen many of my pens."

Journey Into Mystery #622

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‘Don’t lie to me,’ he said softly, staring into Loki’s eyes. ‘I know exactly who you are. A named thing is a tamed thing. I hereby name you child of Chaos. I name you Keeper of the Fire.’

Loki sneered. ‘That’s rather vague …’

The pale young man showed his teeth. ‘Oh, I haven’t finished yet. I name you Sky Traveller, Farbauti’s son, Begetter of Serpents, Father of Wolves—’

‘Father of Wolves?’ Loki frowned. The words were beginning to take effect – words or Word, he did not know – although what a trio of boys of the Folk would be doing with one of the secret texts from the Book of Invocations he could not at present begin to guess.

The three were not members of the Order. Of that he could be certain, he thought. But the words alone were powerful. A named thing is a tamed thing. Not that they stood a snowball’s chance of actually taming Wildfire. But in his present Aspect, subject to all the weaknesses and imperfections of his human form, they could perhaps come painfully close.

‘Look here,’ said Loki, playing for time. ‘This really won’t get you anywhere. But if you’ll just tell me what you want, then maybe we can do a deal. I can get you anything – gold, weapons, runes – women …’

The hairier brother – the one called Big H – looked up at this with some interest. Loki guessed that the three of them hadn’t had much luck with women – not entirely surprising, he thought. Their social skills were hardly impressive, and one – or maybe all – of them smelled.

‘Women,’ he went on silkily. ‘Oh yes. I know ways to make you irresistible to the sweeter sex. I can teach you cantrips you wouldn’t believe – runes to melt an ice maiden’s heart. I swear, by the time I’ve finished with you, they’ll be queuing up halfway to the Ridings to see you. Redheads, blondes, brunettes – or if you like exotics and you’re not too worried about the progeny, then I know some demons who’ll blow your mind and spoon it up like ice cream—’

‘He can talk, can’t he?’ said Big H.

‘He sure can,’ grinned his friend.

The pallid youth ignored them both. He simply went on with the canticle as his two friends watched with eager eyes, nudging each other in suppressed excitement, and Loki felt what was left of his strength ebb slowly away into the dark.

‘I name you Trickster, Father of Lies. I name you sire of Half-Born Hel. I name you Fire-Bringer, Architect and Destroyer of Worlds. I name you Archangel, Fallen One, Opener of Forbidden Doors, builder of the Citadel. I name you Dogstar, Lighter-than-Air …’


Loki (semi-real) by *Sispal

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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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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.


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

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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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'Loki Good Loki Evil' by humon at deviantArt


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 Cool Big Half Bro' by Hellanim



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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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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This was too beautiful to not share, in case it hasn’t been shared already.

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You know, if it weren't for Loki, neither mjolnir nor gungnir would exist.

Ungrateful fucking Aesir assholes.

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Loki & The Other's uneasy alliance in 'The Avengers'


Had to GIF this blink because when I went to see it with a friend we thought we were weird for noticing such a minute detail.

Fabulous scene. [Loki & The Other's uneasy alliance in The Avengers]

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I don't even know which is the choicest part to quote from Better Myths' take on Loki's Quarrel, I <3 all of it like you don't even know:

so then this chick Ithun chimes in
like Loki seriously dude
this isn’t even clever
you’re just fucking yelling at dudes
and Loki is like
and this chick Gefjun is like seriously everybody calm down
and Loki is like YOU FUCK LITTLE BOYS
and Thialfi is all like BOOM PSH BOOM BOOM PSH wikiwiki
and Odin’s like YO

and all the gods are like OHHHHHH SNAPPPPPP
and loki’s like UH UH CHECK IT OUT
and then frigga is like this is pretty stupid
and Loki’s like YOU’RE A SLUT
and frigga is like bro if Baldur were here right now
and not dead
he’d totally whup you
and Loki’s like HAHA JOKE’S ON YOU
yeah that’s right
i’m so intent on ruining your party
and Freyja is like dude are you seriously confessing to murder right now?

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“Remember Tokk” by Einherjer (1988, Norway)

I am the one of battle’s reason
I left this world my mother’s corpse
I am the eyes and heart of treason
My lullabye the screams of horse
I am the haunting and the hurting
I read the walls of memory
I am the fist in the face of glory
I grow and my fire with me

Hark! Is that the battle’s horn?

Has Ragnarok been born?
Fire runs my passion burns
Love cries as death comes
Is that the frost and fire?
Giants of south and those up higher
Fire runs my passion burns
Fear breaks and chaos rules

I am the incarnation of all ages
I’ve seen it all and of reason
Some of you may trust in me
And some of you may know that;
Stones and earth swore an oath
As did iron and all kinds of ore
Some cried tears but Tokk did not
She did what she could why ask for more


My children might be known to you
Some might even met them too
Guilt is mine in words not felt
Wisdom’s sons presence lack
Mother father which am I?
Ask my sons wolf or death
I will guarantee
This is not the last you’ve heard from me

I’ve felt the taste of poison
Water wet I breathe like air
I caused the earth to rumble
And soon the end of all you know
Some of you may recognize
My skills in lies and betrayal acts
The very same might find it strange
My brother is the wisdom’s face


The Einherjer are those who died in battle and were brought to Valhalla by the Valkyries to prepare for battle at Ragnarok. Tokk was a giant woman who refused to weep for Baldur, ensuring he remained in Hel; it’s heavily implied in myth that Tokk was Loki shapeshifted (yeah, nice one Loki).

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There's a theory that Loki is associated from early nature myths with wildfire, from the fact that he is born of Fárbauti and Laufey. The name of Fárbauti, his father, means "dangerous striker" which could well mean lightning (or just warrior). The name of Laufey, his mother, means "leaves", and her other name, Nál, means "pine needles".

From what I understand, the association of Loki with fire is up for debate, especially as in the myths he fought fire personified, Logi, and lost; the association could possibly be a later Christian "Satanic" syncretisation/influence.

This is a good example of Loki interpreted/understood/simplified (for children) as an evil, fiery Satan-figure:

"New Trickster In Town" - The Life and Times of Juniper Lee (2005)

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'Missing Lollipop' by Tara K Labus

"Missing Lollipop" by Tara K Labus

"Loki. He started off with a lolly in his mouth, but I took months to finish this, and the candy couldn't have lasted that long."

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'On the rainbow bridge' by jen-and-kris

"On the rainbow bridge" by jen-and-kris (2012)

Loki & Thor, what feels like a very long time ago on the Bifrost.

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Marvel - Thor 600 (2009)


Thor 600 (2009)

Dat cleavage.

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The final myth of import in Saxo’s [Grammaticus] history does not involve Loki at all. It is a version of the death of Baldr in which Loki is not present. It entails a fight between Baldr and Hother (Hödr) over the maiden Nanna. Hother slays Baldr not with Mistletoe but with a magic sword won from a satyr. In this version Baldr is portrayed as wicked and dishonorable; Hother is noble, clever, valiant, and not blind as in Snorri’s [Prose Edda] version. Although the version is highly euhemerized [made into mortal ancient history], it does seem that Saxo is relating an alternative tradition in which Loki is not responsible for Baldr’s death. It may be that Saxo is relating a Danish version or it could mean that Snorri’s condemnation of Loki is not part of the original myth but a Christianized, dualistic addition.

― “Scar-Lip, Sky-Walker, and Mischief-Monger: The Norse God Loki as Trickster” by Shawn Christopher Krause-Loner (Miami University, Ohio US, 2003)
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“Loki” by Amy Mayr (2005)

"Loki" by Amy Mayr (2005)

I love this unconventional take in so many ways, including stitched mouth. Awe-inspiring and inhuman god.

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one hundred and one lokis!

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