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Did Loki spend 8 years underground as a maid, milking cows and bearing children?

Maybe he actually did. Hypothesis 1. The Dwarven Arts According to The Unmanly Man: Concepts of Sexual Defamation in Early Northern Society, Preben Meulengracht Sørensen is convinced, for some ...
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When did Odin and Loki became blood brothers?

According to an annotation by translator Henry Adams Bellows, There exists no account of any incident in which Othin and Loki thus swore blood-brotherhood, but they were so often allied in ...
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Did Loki spend 8 years underground as a maid, milking cows and bearing children?

Quoting from a footnote on one version of the Lokasenna, There is no other reference to Loki's having spent eight years underground, or to his cow-milking. On one occasion, however, he did bear ...
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How often were Odin and Loki allied?

There is their visit to Regin in Reginsmál; this is part of the background for the story of Sigurd, known from the story fo the Völsungs. Odin, Loki and Hœnir are on a journey. Loki kills what he ...
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Why did the daughters of Hymir urinate in Njord's mouth?

Loki's insults in the poem Lokasenna aren't necessarily truthful. The Norse, like other medieval people including the Scots and the Inuit, had a traditon of insult contests called flyting that served ...
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Why did the daughters of Hymir urinate in Njord's mouth?

If you read stanza 33 and 35 you'll have more clues. Hymir's daughters are the names of different waves. In Hymir's poem they travel to Eliwaves. The water in Eliwaves gets heated (the source of ...
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How often were Odin and Loki allied?

Odin Hoenir and Loki appear as a trio in Haustliong the prologue to the theft of Idunn and in Loka Tattur the three are summoned separately to aid a farmer's boy from a giant. After the first 2 fail ...
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Did Loki spend 8 years underground as a maid, milking cows and bearing children?

IMO, this is a reference - with the gods being ignorant of the total facts - of the time Loki must have spent in Járnvid ('Iron-wood') with Angrboða. Consider that the two have three children; if ...
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When did Odin and Loki became blood brothers?

In the first chapter of “Demonology and Devil-lore”, Moncure Conway proposes that Loki's reminder to Odin in the Lokasenna suggests the two gods may have originated from the same primitive concept; ...
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