Loki isn't a very picky God, so any offering made with a clean heart and sincere devotion is never rejected.Deity Discussions, Ep. 1: Loki
However, He does have favorite things, as I have learned from talking to many of His devotees. Alcohol: As it is traditional in Norse rites to drink and libate alcoholic beverages in the name of our Gods, alcohol is a pretty typical offering to make.
Mead is also traditional, but sometimes He can get bored with it, since so many offer it to Him. He's never above a good beer, although I'd suggest staying away from the really light ales; I'd stick to heartier brews, and especially autumn-themed or flavored beers, like pumpkin ale. Chip out a few extra bucks if you're going this route. Foods: Loki likes sweet foods, sometimes bordering on sickeningly sweet.
Speaking of apples, He also seems to like red foods, like Red Velvet Cake. He also likes things with a lot of pepper-spice, or even just the peppers themselves; habeneros seem to be a favorite.
Objects: Loki has a love for cheap plastic toys, so every once in a while I'll get a Kids Meal at a local fast food joint and leave the toy on His altar. One of his sons had a love of the sea, so toy boats are particularly appreciated.
The Norse God Loki
He will bless your knives, but be careful, as they will seem blunt one moment and then razor sharp the next. And honestly, I think He loves found objects the best — something you stumble upon that just makes you think of Him in one way or another, be it a rock, a leaf, something from the dollar store, whatever.
Unlike most Gods, He does not find inexpensive offerings insulting — in fact, I think He loves them all the more. He seems to enjoy these scents best, but really anything that is strong but not overwhelming, alluring and androgynous stay away from femme-y perfumes or super masculine colognes. Acts of Service: Loki is particularly happy when you do work with children, especially those who have been through a disaster, are disfigured, or orphaned.
He is also pleased when His devotees speak up and tell the truth when everyone else in the situation is avoiding it for whatever reason. He smiles upon work with the mentally ill, especially those who suffer because of trauma PTSD, for example.
Donating to causes that look after those society tries to hide or forget, like the homeless, addicts, veterans, the elderly — He is happy when someone remembers their suffering and does something to ease it, even if it's only giving a dollar to that beggar on the subway or spending one afternoon a year performing at the local retirement home.
It should be noted, though, that working with Loki for any period of time, will bring to light the truths you, yourself are not living.
If you are hiding from something in your life, whether it be your true vocational calling, or where you really wish you could live, or the fact that your relationship was over three years ago, He will find those things and, in some cases, force you to confront them. He does not suffer well those who live in secret or denial, and you will find that attempts to do something other than your personal Truth, whatever that may be, will keep failing over and over again until you accept that Truth.
I also find that doing deep work with Loki tends to put you in situations where you must be the Speaker of Hard Truths — it's something I've experienced myself, and other Lokeans I've spoken to as well. Sometimes you can avoid it, but you will find yourself in conversation after conversation where your head will be ringing with that Hard Truth, until it gets too loud to ignore.
Finally, Lokeans are practically forbidden from taking themselves too seriously. If you can't laugh at yourself when you try to turn a public stumble into an awesome dance move, or when someone on the bus points out your pantyhose are dragging along because you forgot to put the other leg on, then you should probably find a different God to hail.
Life is full of odd little moments, and sometimes what is really needed is a good, long, hard, laugh at the confoundedness of it all. In fact, one of the sacred roles of Tricksters in general is to break tension; to let out the well timed fart during the moment of silence that goes on for just a little too long. Offerings to Loki by Del Tashlin.Loki is a deity in the Norse pantheon. An infamous trickster deity, he is at various times an ally and an enemy to the gods of Asgard.
He is responsible for some of the greatest successes of the Norse gods, as well as some of the greatest crimes against them. Prior to his imprisonment by the gods, Loki sits as one of the twelve most important gods at Asgard.
Loki is a handsome young man. He is capable of changing his shape, and often assumes female form. Loki is restless, impulsive, talkative, and highly sociable.
He often plays practical jokes on the other Norse deities. However, they also value him for his ability to think outside the box and solve problems in ways the other gods would not have considered. Loki is proud and vainglorious. He believes himself the best of the Norse gods, and will always take an opportunity to prove himself smarter and better capable.
This attitude often raises the ire of the gods of Asgard, and they are rarely motivated to help Loki with his own problems. Loki's habit of treachery is so ingrained that it causes him significant psychological issues.
Since he is so used to lies, he sees no truth or purpose in anything, and worships only his own mischief-making. This endless self-deception causes Loki to lead a hollow, unsatisfying existence. Loki is chaotic evil in alignment. However, he does not become truly evil until Ragnarok approaches, where his resentment for the gods of Asgard accumulates during his torture and imprisonment at their hands.
Loki is known by many nicknames, often due to his exploits. He is called the God of Mischief, Strife, and Fire. As a deity, Loki is immortal. He cannot die of natural causes, and is immune to normal dangers such as disease, paralysis, poison, magical imprisonment spells and planar banishment. He can still be slain. He can see, hear and sense at to a distance of 16 miles from himself, any of his followers, holy sites, holy objects, or any place where one of his names or titles is spoken.
Loki can change his form at will, and often assumes the guise of a woman. He can take the form of other creatures or objects. He is an excellent liar. His words act as mass suggestion magic. He can instantly tell the exact value of any treasure he can see, know every item carried by a creature he can see, and knows where on their body it is carried. He can perform any rogue skill instantaneously and with trivial ease. He is swift in combat, can dodge attacks, and can inflict bleeding wounds upon his opponents.
He is nearly impossible to sneak up on. He cannot be harmed by fire. He can instantaneously slay all mortals within one mile, or raise them back to life. Loki casts sorcerer spells instantaneously, and counterspell magic that he knows. In addition to being able to cast sorcerer spells of 9th level, Loki can innately cast numerous spell-like abilities, including animate objectschaos hammercreate undeaddisintegratepolymorph any objectand time stop.
Loki can create any magic item related to rogues or assassinseven legendary ones.How is Loki's day of the week Thursday, when that's Thor's day? Love is an ice cream sundae, with all the marvelous coverings.
Sex is the cherry on top. Hey, i am looking for an online sexual partner ; Click on my boobs if you are interested. Thursday, 30 June Patron Deities - Loki. Alternatively, Loptr. His happiness is your potential bad day.
Who doesn't know about Loki? He is one of the most infamous gods of Norse mythology, and many tales, books, movies, you name it, have had him in it.
Loki has the bad reputation as a trickster god, whom would cause trouble and mayhem for those in Norse mythology. He's known for letting loose strings of insults and has a silver tongue. His sharp wit can be attributed to his association with the element of air.
But did you know that other tales say he was the exact opposite? Many tales say he wasn't a trickster, but actually a rather fine guy who assisted the gods when needed. So which is real? Perhaps that's up for you to decide. He's been on many an adventure with Thor, the god of thunder and weilder of the great hammer that protects the land of the gods, Asgard.
Quite a family there.
If anything, one can take away from this that Loki is unpredictable. Whether a trickster or a helper For those of you who like tricks and treats, Loki is your guy. As he was also known as a shapeshifter, his unpredictability and ability to adapt makes him compatible for a lot of spell work that a witch may find themselves doing.
He's quirky, fun, and mischievous. A great patron, and companion, if you don't mind the occasional joke being pulled on you where did my keys go?
Alternative Names: Loptr. Nationality: Norse. Physical Appearance: Fiery red hair and green eyes.Lokiin Norse mythologya cunning trickster who had the ability to change his shape and sex. Loki was represented as the companion of the great gods Odin and Thorhelping 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. Also like Prometheus, Loki is considered a god of fire.
The medieval sources from which came much of what is known of Loki provide no evidence of a cult, unlike for other Norse deities, and the name Loki does not appear in place-names. Article Media. Info Print Cite. Submit Feedback. Thank you for your feedback. The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica Encyclopaedia Britannica's editors oversee subject areas in which they have extensive knowledge, whether from years of experience gained by working on that content or via study for an advanced degree See Article History.
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He is at least half-giant; however, some think he is full-giant but sneaked his way to becoming a god. It is unknown whether his mother was a lesser known goddess or a giant, and his father definitely was a giant.
Sometimes he is helpful to them, but other times he insults them, causes trouble, and during Ragnarok leads the giants into battle against Asgard. Loki has been associated with mistletoe, two intertwined snakes, and also a helmet with two horns. Loki had the power to shape-shift in Norse legends.
In various stories, he turned into a salmon, mare, seal, fly, and elderly woman. He also used a combination of masterful trickery and cunning to achieve his objectives. The first time Loki helped the gods was when they were building Asgard.
The gods had run out of funds and all they had built was a wall. Loki came up with the idea that a giant should finish the job for them. The gods agreed, as did the giant. But, the giant asked for the Sun, the Moon, and the goddess Freya as payment if he completed the job on time. The giant had a huge stallion called Svadilfari to help him, and the gods got nervous.
Before the giant could, Thor cracked his skull with a hammer. However, Loki, as the female horse, got pregnant and gave birth to an eight-legged stallion named Sleipnir, which he gave to Odin. Another time he helps the gods of Asgard is when Thor lost his hammer, Mjolnir. Thor asks Loki for help and they work together to find where the hammer is located. Thrymr, the giant, had stolen the weapon and taken it to the home of the giants. He would only return it if Freya would agree to marry him.
It succeeded, and Thrymr was punished. He asked the guard what the gods were talking about, and the guard told him they were talking about war, weapons, and saying negative things about Loki.
Loki burst in, and the gods became silent. Loki then asks for a seat, and Odin finally agrees to let him sit. Loki gives a toast to all the gods except for Bragi, whom he insults instead. They start arguing and other gods and goddesses get involved. The insults continue when Freya calls Loki mad — he retorts that she is a whore. Loki claims she is his lover. Thor finally arrives, threatens Loki to silence with Mjolmir, and Loki finally leaves after insulting Thor.
He disguises himself as a salmon, but the gods find him and finally bind him until Ragnarok. If you reference any of the content on this page on your own website, please use the code below to cite this page as the original source. Symbols Loki has been associated with mistletoe, two intertwined snakes, and also a helmet with two horns. Stories The first time Loki helped the gods was when they were building Asgard.
Loki Bound until Ragnarok. Related Pages Thor Freya Odin.In Norse mythology, Loki is known as a trickster. He is described in the Prose Edda as a "contriver of fraud. There is little archaeological reference to Loki pronounced LOW-keybut in the small village of Kirkby Stephen, England, there is a tenth-century stone with a carving on it.
It is believed that the bound, horned figure carved upon the stone is in fact Loki, who was likely brought to England by Saxon settlers in the area. Also, near Snaptun, Denmark, there is a stone from around the same time as the Kirkby Stephen stone; the carving on this one is identified as Loki as well, due to scarring on the lips. In a story in which he tries to get the better of the dwarf Brokkr, Loki is disfigured and earns the nickname Scar-lip.
Although some Norse deities are often associated with symbols—such as Odin and his ravensor Thor and his mighty hammer—Loki does not appear to have a particular item assigned to him by the Norse eddas or sagas. While there has been some speculation that he may be associated with particular runes, there is no scholarly or academic evidence to support this. Furthermore, this is an illogical argument in the context of Norse culture; keep in mind that stories and legends were passed down orally, from one generation to the next, and not written down.
Runes were used for divinationbut not for written storytelling. As to his physical appearance, Loki was a shapeshifter and could appear any way he liked.
In the Gylfaginning, which is one of the Prose eddas, he is described as being "pleasing and handsome," but there are no details as to what those words describe. Early carvings portray him with horns on his head, but those may be a representation of one of the shapes he adopts, rather than his regular form. A shapeshifter who could appear as any animal, or as a person of either sex, Loki was constantly meddling in the affairs of others, mostly for his own amusement.
Disguised as a woman, Loki fools Frigga into telling him about the weakness of her son Baldr. Just for fun, Loki tricks Baldr's blind twin, Hod, into killing him with a spear made of mistletoe. At one point, Loki spent eight years disguised as a milkmaid, and got stuck milking cows because his disguise was so convincing. Loki is typically described as the husband of the goddess Sigyn, but he seems to have procreated with just about anyone and anything that struck his fancy.
Because he could take male or female form, at one point Loki turned himself into a mare and mated with a mighty stallion, so he actually was the mother of Odin's magical eight-legged horse Sleipnir. Loki is known for bringing about chaos and discord, but by challenging the gods, he also brings about change. Without Loki's influence, the gods may become complacent, so Loki does actually serve a worthwhile purpose, much as Coyote does in the Native American talesor Anansi the spider in West African lore.
Despite his divine or demi-god status, there's little evidence to show that Loki had a following of worshipers of his own; in other words, his job was mostly to make trouble for other gods, men, and the rest of the world. Krause-Loner says.July is upon us and many Lokeans are choosing to devote this month to Loki. I thought it would be a good time to share some ideas about devotional acts for Loki. This list is in no way comprehensive, but it might be helpful for those looking for inspiration.
This could be a picture from 5, 10, or however many years ago, or you could try to find a photo of yourself from before you met or began working with Loki. See the differences as proof that you can change, grow, and learn. If a fox one of the first omens Loki sent you, you could make or purchase something depicting a fox and put it on your altar if you have one. Perhaps your first offering to Loki was chocolate cake and you could make the same offering now.
Whatever it is, Loki always loves handmade offerings. This can be something you knit, draw, bake, literally anything you make with your own two hands.
This is something I think Loki is understanding of, and sometimes even prefers it that way. But a good way to show Loki, or any deity for that matter, that you are devoted to working with them is to make sure the space you have set up for them is kept nice.
Whatever their standard for nice happens to be. Go out for a run or a walk, take a bubble bath, or make your favorite meal. Share the happiness this brings you with Loki. If you want to travel somewhere, do some research.
Tell them that they are worthy, that their needs and feelings are important and valid and should be listened to. Teach them to take responsibility for their own choices and to expect others to do the same. Teach them not to take bullshit from anyone.
It can be a small step or a big step. Whatever you feel up to. Afterwards, meditate or talk to Loki about it.