Loki Variants

Lady Of The Lake

One of the trailers for the upcoming Marvel Lokiseries features the intriguing phrase, “Loki variant.” Of course, if there’s one variant, there will be others and I’m not just refering to the series. In fact, Loki “variants” already exist in Norse lore. As a shapeshifter, he (she/they/ze…) appears in the stories as a mare (soon to be pregnant), a salmon, a fly, and more.

Dagulf Loptson, author of Playing With Fire: An Exploration of Loki Laufeyjarson (Asphodel Press, 2014) and Loki: Trickster and Transformer (Pagan Portals, 2020), writes that Loki is also known by various “indirect bynames” for his various forms and functions (Playing, p.20). Here are just a few of these bynames, known as “heiti” or “kennings”:

Lóðurr (Lodur, Lodurr): who in the poem, Völuspá, helps to animate two humans who were formerly ash and elm trees. Loptson says you’ll find this story…

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Say the Names of our Gods and Goddesses

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Recently in an online group I am in, there was a post which greatly annoyed me because it hit on one of my biggest pet peeves: a tendency in the interfaith community and some parts of the pagan community to use vague terms in prayers, offerings, or when talking about our sacred powers: Oh Spirit, Great Lady, Oh Goddess.

The offending post in this case:

"The Owl, symbol of the Goddess, represents perfect wisdom. Owls have the ability to see in the dark and fly noiselessly through the skies. They bring messages through dreams. The Owl is the bird of mystical wisdom and ancient knowledge of the powers of the moon."

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To which I responded:

Which Goddess? People died in worship of their Gods and Goddesses. Please use the deities’ names. Otherwise you are complicit in continuing the destruction of what Christianity wrought to the pre-Christian religions of the world.

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LokiFest 2020, Online and Free

Yes, it’s that time of year again! The star Lokabrenna, otherwise known as Sirius, will be rising in August. And we Lokeans will be hanging out on Zoom for five days, doing what Lokeans do. (And doing it very well, I might add.)

For more info, go here:
https://ladyofthelake.blog/2020/07/14/lokifest-2020-online-and-free/

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Loki’s Gifts

Loki’s Gifts

by Mordant Carnival

Hail Loki, honour to Loki

To Sif you gave her golden hair;
You have given me renewal.

Honour to the Son of Laufey.

To Thor you gave Mjolnir;
You have given me strength in the face of my enemies.

Hail Loki, honour to Loki

To Frey you gave Skinbladnir;
You have borne me over mighty gulfs.

Honour to the Son of Laufey.

To Frey you gave Gullinbursti;
You have been a radiance for me through the darkest times

Hail Loki, honour to Loki.

To Odin you gave Draupnir;
You have given me wealth uncounted.

Honour to the Son of Laufey.

To Odin you gave Gungnir;
You have given me victory.

Hail Loki, honour to Loki.

Honour to the fair One,
Honour to the cunning One,
Honour to the generous One,
Hail the Son of Laufey.

 

(poem from ‘Be Thou My Hearth and Shield: Prayers in the Northern Tradition,’ Elizabeth Vongvisith, editor; Asphodel Press, Hubbardstown, MA, 2009; p. 124.)

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In Honor of Sigyn

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“She Endures”

By J.M. Gorham

Drip

Drip

Drip

~Splash~

Salty Tears

Venom Burns

Sweat Beads

Waves Ripple

Lady of Devotion

Lady of Sacrifice

Catching Venom

Drip

Drip

Drip

~Splash~

Her arms shake

His eyes meet Hers

Love washes through Her

Devotion fortified

Her muscles Stiffen

Strength flows through Her

Once again, His Hero

~Splash~

Her flesh burns

Venom biting

Her pain turns into Love

Drip

Drip

Drip

Enduring

Devotion

She Remains

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Loki’s Torch Anthology

This is a great collection of devotional work from the Lokean community–artwork, poems, fiction, articles, rituals, and even recipes!

Print on demand or PDF. Published by Loki University.

Read more here: https://ladyofthelake.blog/2019/08/01/publication-party-lokis-torch-anthology/

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