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Loki's Children


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In Norse mythology Hel (Goddess of the Underworld), Fenrir (wolf) and Jormungand (serpent) are children between Loki and the giantess Angrboda. Learn more about them here
(And yes, there is no Sleipnir here, he was born another interesting way and as for me he doesn't belong here)

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Persona22's avatar

Isn't there also a six legged horse?

IrenHorrors's avatar

Here's represented the myth about children of Agrborda and Loki - "The Evil to come". Sleipnir was born by Loki himself as mother, and I think he doesn't belong here at all. As well as Narfi and Vali, his sons from Sigyn

Holly-Hoyle's avatar

the noise a cat makes in foot-fall,

the beard of a woman,

the roots of a rock,

the sinews of a bear,

the breath of a fish,

and the spittle of a bird


MyrkTheCat's avatar
i would love to see a non-scary version of Hel :) she's not bad. just misunderstood. she's like a mother who welcomes the dead who didn't die in battle. 
JunkZipes's avatar

Gods of death tend to get unfortuneatly bad publicity. Look at Hades. 90% of works based on Greek mythology has him as the bad guy, like in Disney's Hercules, the Clash of Titans remake or Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas.

MyrkTheCat's avatar
hmm, good point. doesn't help that Christians decided to name the bad afterlife after Hel and Hades lmao
kade32's avatar
Marvel LIED!

cause it's fake not actual facts

Wonderful work!
Fail-Seeker's avatar
The terrible trio!
IamNoOneSpecial1's avatar
Fenrir actually wasn't terrible to begin with. There's a story that mentions a time he lived among the gods of Asgard. Then he was portrayed as rather gentle. But he ate and grew so much that the gods came to fear him, especially because of that damn prophecy, and so eventually they led him out of Asgard and bound and restrained him horribly.
Fail-Seeker's avatar
What of his siblings?
Byhuldra's avatar
Hel is much like death in many other myths. She isn't cruel, but not good either. She is the queen of Helheim and takes in all the dead who didn't die in battle (those who die in battle end up in Valhall). Helheim is descibed as cold and dark, but it's a peaceful place where the dead rest. All the meals are starvation and all the beds are deathbeds.

Jörmungandr, or the Midgard Serpent, is much more of a monster than his siblings. He is so large that he surrounds all of Midgard (hence his nickname), and it is said that when Ragnarok happens, Jörmungandr will poison the ocean and cause massive tidal waves, and he will kill the god Thor.

Realms of Dead in Norse mythology are even weirder. There is of course Hel, where people who died plainly (like illness or age) go. There is Ran where people who drowned go and Völkfangr where those who died in battle and get cherry-picked by Freya go. Odin's Valhall gets those who died in battle and do not qualify for Freya. Maybe Frey wants cold, methodical soldiers and Odin wants loud, boisterous warriors.

Fail-Seeker's avatar
I know that already...
Byhuldra's avatar
Geez, sorry, then. You asked for information about Fenrir's siblings.
Fail-Seeker's avatar
No, I asked that person above me for what HE thought of Loki's children...
Byhuldra's avatar
Okay, man, all you said was "What of his siblings?", I didn't realise that was a question only the guy above was allowed to reply to. You both agreed in the comments below that you don't know much about Norse Mythology, so I figured as a Norse Mythology enthusiast who's actually writing a book about it, I would chime in. That's what I get for trying to be helpful, I guess.
IamNoOneSpecial1's avatar
Sorry, 'have to pass there. I'm not too familiar with Fenrir's family...
Fail-Seeker's avatar
Any of Loki's children?
IamNoOneSpecial1's avatar
Only Fenrir... I'm not very familiar with Norse Mythology... I'm more into Greek myth.
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B-G-C-Art's avatar
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clovercarmen5's avatar
hel is loki's daughter????
i thought she was his sister...
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