Loki the Viking God

by Melissa and Alice


The Norse God Loki is considered one of the Viking gods. But he is a giant and in many ways unlike the other gods. Loki is good looking, but mischievous and devious. He has the ability to change into any shape, an ability he uses a lot. He often got the gods into serious trouble because of his shortsightedness. However, he was remarkably successful at making things right, after the gods had threatened him.  But the gods could not count on his friendship and loyalty. In a blink of an eye he could turn his back on the gods and join the giants in some evil doing. Loki caused the worst blow to the gods and men when he engineered Balder’s death. After that episode the gods took Loki and tied him down where he will remain until the end of the world when he gets untied and leads the giants against the gods. The earlier stage is where Loki is not at all bad. He follows the other gods and even though he causes trouble it is unintentional and due to his shortsightedness and carelessness. In the latter stage Loki has become a true demon. Now he’s blamed for everything that goes bad. Loki’s wife is called Sygin and is the sweetest and most loyal of all women. Their son’s are called Vali and Nari.
One of the world's major Trickster Gods, in his early days Loki was a rascal; crafty, sneaky, silly and malicious — a Loki The Lad. The son of two giants, Laufey and FARBAUTI, he was so outrageously mischievous that he even sneaked his way into becoming a God. He was the first anti-hero, quick-witting his way out of the tight corners and confrontations caused by his misdeeds. But as time wore on he became increasingly nasty. Loki never missed an opportunity to take advantage of any Goddess, but he already had at least a couple of wives. As the most scandalous God of all time, Loki was seldom out of the Nordic News or the Sunday Runes. But his tricks came to an end after causing the death of Baldur. Now he's trapped in eternal punishment until Ragnarok rolls around.
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Loki can be called the 'wizard of lies' and is in many ways the most interesting god in Asgard. Loki was related to Odin, but their relationship was rather strange. He came to Asgard either as of right or because Odin and he entered into a blood-brotherhood.