Viking Myths: Stories of the Norse Gods and Goddesses - Thor Ewing
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Loki

Viking Myths

LOKI

Loki is the trickster of the Viking gods.

He was born as an etin, but decides to go and join the gods in Asgarth. The gods accept Loki as their messenger.

In one way or another, Loki is at the heart of many of the Viking myths and he usually gets the blame when things go wrong. Some readers feel that Loki's character develops through the course of the myths, and that he grows to resent the gods.

In the end, Loki tricks the blind god Hoder into killing his own brother Balder. As punishment for this and other crimes, the gods tie Loki to three stones under a mountain where a snake drips venom into his face. He must stay bound in the cave until the Doom of the Powers.

You can read more about Loki in almost every chapter of
 Viking Myths: Stories of the Norse Gods and Goddesses.
 

Viking Myths: Stories of the Norse Gods and Goddesses 
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