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The Enigmatic Loki, a Trickster among Gods in Norse Mythology
Loki's relation with the gods varies by source; Loki sometimes assists the gods and sometimes behaves in a malicious manner towards them. The serpent drips venom from above him that Sigyn collects into a bowl; however, she must empty the bowl when it is full, and the venom that drips in the meantime causes Loki to writhe in pain, thereby causing earthquakes. Loki is referred to in the Poetic Edda , compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources; the Prose Edda and Heimskringla , written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson ; the Norwegian Rune Poems , in the poetry of skalds , and in Scandinavian folklore. Loki's origins and role in Norse mythology, which some scholars have described as that of a trickster god , have been much debated by scholars. Loki has been depicted in or is referenced in a variety of media in modern popular culture. The etymology of the name Loki has been extensively debated.
Loki is a god in Norse mythology. Loki is in some sources the son of Farbauti and Laufey, and the brother of Helblindi and Byleistr. By the jotunn Angrbo?a, Loki.
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Loki , in Norse mythology , a cunning trickster who had the ability to change his shape and sex. Loki was represented as the companion of the great gods Odin and Thor , helping them with his clever plans but sometimes causing embarrassment and difficulty for them and himself. He also appeared as the enemy of the gods, entering their banquet uninvited and demanding their drink. He was the principal cause of the death of the god Balder. Loki was bound to a rock by the entrails of one or more of his sons, according to some sources as punishment, thus in many ways resembling the Greek figures Prometheus and Tantalus.
He is referred to as the blood-brother of Odin. In the beginning, Loki was merely a personification of Hate. As the stories went on, he became a devil. Sources indicated that Loki was originally a demon, or a Jotunn, since he born to two giants. Loki, as a result of sharing blood with Odin, became an Aesir, making him Odin's brother. In contrast with popular movies, Loki is actually Thor's step-uncle, not his brother.