The Trickster, challenges the structure and order of the Gods which is necessary in bringing about needed change. God cursed, manipulator, traitor and sneaky, Loki makes nevertheless left the circle closed by the Gods of Asgard (undoubtedly, due to its resourcefulness in solving certain problems and achieving goals) There are also several sources, indirectly indicating the fiery nature of Loki.
Loki’s origins and role in Norse mythology have been much debated. According to the Prose Edda, written by Snorri Sturluson in the 13th century, Loki is the son of two giants, foster-brother of Odin and brother of Helblindi and Býleistr. (Worth noting, original Norse Loki and Marvel Loki are two absolutely different stories)
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This is nice as it emphasizes Loki as mischievous and primordial. Jötnar were very primordial entities in contrast to Aesir and Vanir and thus it makes sense to depict Loki as more unrefined, crude person. Naturally he has red hair and flicker of flame is interesting detail, though it might refer to Loki's eating duel against Logi which he lost, though just barely as they faced at midway of table.
Loki also has wife from Jötnar, Laufeyjar (don't know exact spelling) who was way stronger than Thor, Loki's adopted nephew and strongest of Aesir was.
That's how I feel too whenever I look up Norse mythology on here. I'm going to be writing my own Thor comics so I love seeing non-Marvel related stuff about the Norse gods on here(and I say that as someone who is a big fan of Marvel's version of the Norse gods).
But anyway, lovely work. I love the use of the snake in the background, as Loki was punished by being tied to a rock and having snake venom dripped into his eyes.
Would you record worshipping manners of someone whose only purpose is to shake established order? I think all kinds of misfits, troublemakers and deviants would have considered Loki their patron god/goddess, but those kind of people do not get particularly high marks in being worth of noting.
God of Mischief got along well with Odin during their young days of troublemaking, but Odin got bored. Or grew out of it. Or became responsible adult. Or stopped indulging in hookers n' blow. Loki never stopped doing either of those things. Even after he fathered and mothered big number of things and got married. Again that is. His/her first wife never dumped him/her either.
Most likely local village drunk and general troublemaker was high priest of Loki. Children fear his/her unpredictability, teenagers loves his/her irreverence and every responsible person hates his/her utter contempt towards established order. Loki is still worth keeping around because he/she is really smart at figuring out what is going on. His/her children are even worse in comparison. Except that spider-horse his adopted brother rides.