Questions tagged [loki]

For questions concerning the Norse trickster god, son of Fárbauti and Laufey, the father of Hel, the World Serpent Jörmungandr, and the Wolf Fenrir.

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Does Loki grow old and infirm while chained beneath the serpent?

Once Loki is chained in the cave with a serpent dripping venom over him, he is destined to remain there trough the ages until the day of Ragnarok. But in other parts of Norse myth, it's made clear ...
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Does Loki die at the end of Ragnarok?

It is believed that most gods including Odin, Thor, and multiple other gods and goddesses die at the end of Ragnarok.
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Why does Loki borrow Freya's feathered coat to fly

...instead of just turning himself into a bird? I mean, he turned himself into a fly before.
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Is Loki a Eldþursar? [duplicate]

I fully aware that Loki is no longer considered a fire god, but I recently read an interesting two-part article proposing that Loki is an Eldþursar (Fire Giant). The article does this by analysing ...
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Why did Loki want Baldur dead?

What were his motivations? Was he jealous? Was it pure spite? Was he trying to teach the gods a lesson? Why was it important for him to utilize an agent (Hodur) in the assassination?
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Why was Loki bound, really?

I grew up believing it was all because of Baldur. But murder, especially by proxy, was not quite the capital crime in the age or heroes as it is today. (Not to mention, what's the rationale for "We ...
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Did Loki give birth to a monster?

Loki ate some of the heart, the thought-stone of a woman,roasted on a linden-woodfire, he found it half-cooked;Lopt was impregnated by a wicked woman,from whom every ogress on earth is descended. ...
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Why is the meaning of Loki's name considered unclear?

It seems obvious that it comes from the Indo-European root lewk. (But then, I'm not an etymologist, so there may be elements I am missing.) This is the root of my idea: Loki's association with ...
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How did the animosity between Loki and Heimdal start?

I'll admit my Norse mythology is rather rusty, but I do recall after an incident these two particular gods saw each other as mortal enemies and would eventually kill each other at Ragnarok. What was ...
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How often were Odin and Loki allied?

In their answer to my question about Odin and Loki being blood brothers, chaimedes quotes a footnote in Henry Adams Bellows' translation of the Poetic Edda that claims Odin and Loki were "often allied ...
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When did Odin and Loki became blood brothers?

In the beginning of the Lokasenna, Bragi denies Loki a seat with the gods. However, Loki reminds Odin that the two of them had their "blood mixed", and that Odin had promised that neither of them ...
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What is Loki considered to be?

I was reading about something and came across the wikipage of Loki. There it says that Loki is a shapeshifter. Loki is a shape shifter and in separate incidents he appears in the form of a salmon, ...