Loki Year 2016 is getting better by the week. We’re reading about weddings and fans from lessons 5 to 7 (Book 2) from the Gospel of Loki. I know, one day later than usual, but better later than never. In these three lessons that we’re going to read, we’ll find three funny tales: Loki’s wedding with Sigyn (and sexual adventures with Angrboda), Thor disguised as Freyja to recover his stolen hammer (the disguise was Loki’s idea), and Thor and Loki gaining popularity and meeting their best fans ever, Thialfi and Roskva. These three stories are funny, especially if you have to picture Thor in a braid’s dress and with bad temper because someone has taken his beloved Mjolnir!
However, what’s more, interesting in these three tales is how Loki reaches stardom. True, he has to marry Sigyn so that Gods think he’s been tamed. True that he has fun having loads of sex with Angrboda and horrible kids with her. True that he is a trickster and that fire nature cannot be tamed. But the wedding where Thor has to dress as a braid is what gave them both sheer amounts of popularity. They were a team. Even if Loki didn’t like the Gods that much, he felt that he might had a place among them. And so he started to hang out with Thor. And that’s how they met their fans: Thialfi and Roskva.
Fans are as fickle as fame itself, and when we allow them to get too close, we risk revealing our feet of clay. First to the followers, then to the foe. And then we all come tumbling down.
These are indeed wise words, because, after this considerable period of fame, everything is going to come tumbling down towards Ragnarok.
So, what do you think? Did celebrity blind Loki for a while? What would have you done in his place?
Next: we’re reading all about Loki’s children 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.
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