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LOKI Loki is probably the most misunderstood of all the gods Most people have come to see him as a most vile being but this is a misconception As everyone knows his actions will help destroy the gods but there is more to him than that What he gave to humanity as a whole outweighs what he has done and what he will do He gave us choice to understand that statement you need to know more about him the events which led to his imprisonment and the events that will lead to his eventual death Loki is mentioned in Volsupa Thrymskvitha Hymiskvitha Svipdagsmal Reginsmal Gylfaginning Hyndluljod and Baldrs Draumar He is the subject of Lokasenna Eilif Gudrunarson Thjodolf of Hvin and Ulf Uggason myths about Thor and Geirrdr Idunn and Thjazi and Heimdall and Loki have Loki playing a part in them Loki came from the east He is the son of the giant Bergelmir or Farbauti the dangerous striker ie the storm and giantess Laufey or Nal needle His wife is Sigyn who is included among the Asynjur by Snorri They have two sons Vali and Narfi In Hyndluljod He also had three other children by the giantess Angrbodha Boder of Sorrow the Vanargand Fenris Wolf the Midgard Serpent Jormungand or Ioemingang and Hel He is also motherfather to Sleipnir Gylfaginning 42 Volupsa 25 Also in Hyndluljod he ate the cooked heart of a woman which he found in the embers through this he came with child and gave birth to an unknown monster In Gylfaginning 33 Snorri says that Included among the Aesir is he whom some call the slanderer of the Aesir or the author of deceit and the shame of god and men To outward appearance Loki is beautiful and comely but evil in disposition and most fickle in nature He excelled in sleight and had strategems for all occassions He often brought the
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