Loki Year 2016 is here. Today we’re going to Valhalla through lessons 8 to 11 (Book 2) from the Gospel of Loki. Thor and Loki have taken the kids Thialfi and Roskva on an adventure. However, this will proof fatal for our favorite Gods, since these two little humans will see that they’re not all that powerful. There is a Danish animation movie that covers the adventures of the kids along with Thor and Loki called Valhalla. This is an entertaining movie that saw the light back in 1986. Many kids across Europe could enjoy it. If you like animation, you can use it to discover what’s going to happen during lessons 8 to 11 in The Gospel of Loki.
The Journey to Útgarða-Loki is the one that let Thialfi and Roskva realize that Thor and Loki are also limited in their powers. There’re a drinking and eating contests that neither of them can win. And when they fail to provide what the kids wait from them, their aura of fame disappears. As Loki states on the Gospel of Loki:
Damn it, that hurt. I began to see that celebrity wasn’t all hot girls and free beer. IT’s also the curse of expectation -and the bitterness of falling short. Perhaps that was why I’d always been so suspicious of fatherhood; perhaps I’d known instinctively how much that disillusion would hurt if I saw in the faces of my boys.
This is the beginning of the end for Loki. From now on, we’ll see him spiraling down towards Ragnarok. It all begins with the loss of fame and the Gods starting to be nervous. Their enemies are coming close, Loki’s tricks cannot save the day, and they have to blame someone for everything that’s happening. As it turns out, they all blame Loki.
These tales present parenthood in an interesting way: kids see their parents as Superheroes. But when they fail, they get disappointed. As a parent, that hurts. According to you, how much fame and parenthood are related?
Next: we’re reading all about Balder’s return from Loki : Nine Naughty Tales of the Trickster.Let’s get Loki!
What we know so far:
1. Loki Year 2016: the Intro + downloadable pdf: go here.
2. THOR, the movie.
3. Who is Loki?
4. Lokabrenna, let there be light!
5. Sif’s haircut.
6. The Avengers.
7. Modern Myths, Loki is a Geek and Thor is a Jock.
8. Loki is never fitting in…
9. Freyja’s Wedding.
10. Thor: The Dark World.
11. The worse environment of all.
12. Messing around.
13. Freyja’s necklace.
14. The Creation of the World.
15. Knowledge is power.
16. Loki lips are sealed…
17 to 21. Buildings and War.
22. Thinking about Murder.
23. The treasures of the Gods.
24. The dream Wizard.
25. Weddings and Fans.
26. Loki’s cute children.
27. The binding of Fenrir.
28. Celebrity Culture.
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