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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 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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'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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'Loki' by el-grimlock (dA)

"Loki" by el-grimlock on deviantArt (2008)

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Loki Bound by W. G. Collingwood

Loki Bound by W. G. Collingwood (1908)

Loki's Wife by Ros Barber

I hold the bowl over my husband’s face 
to catch the drip of venom, this drooling snake 
they fixed up over him.  A bitter waste 
of man, my man, for a simple prank.  I ache 
for the god in him, tied down, immovable 
as fate.  For my husband’s sake I give up me, 
for my husband’s sake I stay.  My hands are full; 
my devotion now his only sanity.

I hold the bowl until it brims, then run 
outside and pour the acid through the dust. 
As long as I’m gone, my husband screams and writhes, 
the corrosion eating deep into face and eyes 
I used to know.  But we are both changed:  by sound, 
by sight, by the daily rhythms we know by rote. 
I’m bound by duty, just as he is bound, 
the cords not at my wrists, but in his throat.

I hold the bowl, empty the bowl.  This chore 
that brutalises, sanctifies.  And the dish 
between us shields me too, from glimpsing the raw 
shells of his sockets, his sores, his ravaged flesh. 
But I must face the snake, cold-blooded beast 
that spells it out:  we are all meat beneath. 
What did I do?  How did our lives entwine 
that his eternal punishment is mine?

I hold the bowl.  No one in their right mind 
would do this forever, watching the thrust and twitch 
of muscular flank and spine, one creature’s writhe 
reflecting the other.   Memories flake and itch:
my husband’s hands before they were bound, the slake 
of his lips pre-blister, his shoulderblades, his sleaze. 
All I have left is the soft shank of the snake, 
tormenting me with possibilities.

I hold the bowl.  Each time I go outside 
it takes a little longer to empty.  This 
venom, its milky sweet-sourness.  And the wide 
mouth of the serpent dripping like a kiss. 
But the venom, its acrid scent, remember me, 
it says, remember nights mopping your thighs, 
crying for more?  
The snake hangs patiently,
its mischievous eyes soldering on to mine.

I hold the bowl limp at my side and watch 
its contents scorch into the earth.  What for? 
This is not the life I chose.  I can’t ignore 
the taste in my mouth, the absence in my crotch. 
And suddenly, I’m miles away, my feet 
bleeding with joy, my nostrils thick with musk. 
The wind in my lungs croons to the fading beat 
of his blindness calling, calling, through the dusk.

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Norse!Loki by karmabees

skadisdottir:

goat-willow:

karmabees:

Seeing lydia livestreaming her Sleipnir drawing last night drawing made me want to draw Norse!Loki. When I was like 10 and reading about norse mythology this is what my mind conjured up for him and it’s stayed about the same in my mind since then. Androgynous ginger kids woo!

ANYWAY i guess I’ll go draw other things now siiigh

I like this Loki very, VERY much.

There’s something about his nose, his eyes, even about his pose that makes him seem inhuman, that brings the wilds and the woods to mind, and that is the Loki I know, that is the one I see.

I love this so much. Nice work. ♥

The wilds and the woods!

Gorgeous work. 

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never leave the past behind by Kaiser-chan

therabidpanda
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never leave the past behind by ~Kaiser-chan
I love kid!Loki from the recent Journey Into Mystery comics so much and this is an awesome, evocative fanwork. So damn excited and nervous about the upcoming Everything Burns arc.

I love how kid!Loki is trying to be a force for good in this lifetime, but basically lies, cheats and tricks his way through achieving these goals, which often have negative side-consequences. Making enemies of former allies, and, well, enemies of former enemies. I think Volstagg is coming around, though.

What do you do when you have, on the face of it, a clean slate to begin afresh, but a dark past that won't go away? Is it tempting sometimes?

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