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Loki Laufeyjarson
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)

(Music: Antti Martikainen – Northland)

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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.

Julia-Bizarre's avatar
I had this as my phone background and I didn't even know who you were until I bought your Dark Woods deck! Very happy to find you again.
Byhuldra's avatar

It's a very unique interpretation of Loki that I've never seen before. Great work.

VBelleze's avatar
He was also known as Loki The Bastard.Smoking 
CrazedCatLady77's avatar
I mean, if you will kill the source of sunshine and happiness you’re just asking to be labeled as ‘that guy’
chasing--storms's avatar

YASSSSSSSSSS HES SO GORGEOUS <333

B-G-C-Art's avatar
I feel... I am bereft of words to convey my awe and admiration... 
Mimic-Cry's avatar
Loki was also the god of technology with such stories as teaching fisherman how to better ensnare fish, whilst also teaching the fish how to better spot snares.

Loki also had a lot of children; the father of some and the mother of some
CrazedCatLady77's avatar
Made for some awkward relationships XD
GuesssWho9's avatar
I'm dressing up as Myth Loki for Halloween. There's a selfie of it up if you want to see :D
TheRavenMayFall's avatar
I love your depictions of mythology so much! I do a lot of mythology drawings myself (I am just really lazy about uploading) and I find myself gravitating toward the more wild interpretations too. Your versions are amazing!!! So glad there is actual MYTH art out here!
SomeKindaSpy's avatar
I was getting so tired of seeing Tom Hiddleston on here. I finally found something non-Marvel related

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).

Starweird03's avatar
While Tom Hiddleston is a face that I will never get tired of seeing, it is a bit annoying when I’m looking for actual stuff for the Norse god. Even more annoying when Loki is a member of your pantheon of deities. Imagine, being in the middle of a meditation and you’re contemplating Loki’s nature when suddenly all you can think of is Tom Hiddleston being a sassy antihero,
SomeKindaSpy's avatar
Exactly! Don't get me wrong, he's a handsome man, but I was looking for *actual* Nordic mythos stuff as well.
Byhuldra's avatar
Very cool design. This is actually the first Loki artwork I've seen that doesn't make him just look like a human, which I think is very nice because Loki of course isn't human or even a regular god, he's a full-blooded jotun.
LunaPeachieWasHere's avatar
It's also interesting to note that some scholars still debate whether Loki was worshiped as a god or at all. Images have been found of him and he plays a pivotal role in many Norse legends, but actual evidence of worshipping practices haven't survived historical record.

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.

LunaPeachieWasHere's avatar

Like with my posters and CDs from my boy band fanatic days, there is probably an old forgotten cellar with some edgy Norse teen's Loki merch hidden in a crumbling box in the corner.

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.

GuesssWho9's avatar
Don't forget that he had a serpent son, too
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