Miscellaneous Myths: Loki

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Karl Holde
Karl Holde 9 саат мурун
Describing kvasir as "Future key ingredient in the mead of poetry" is freaking hilarious.
Rahul Iyer_22
Rahul Iyer_22 13 саат мурун
Maybe loki's name is related to "entangler" because he connects everyone's fates at ragnarok?
Ben Joshua Landicho
Ben Joshua Landicho 14 саат мурун
Ohmygod Loki is Jesus! I should start a cult
Guro Kjenner Brånå
Guro Kjenner Brånå 16 саат мурун
I wonder if Loki could be connected to Lørdag/Laurdag, the name for Saturday. Laurdag means washing-day, and isn't connected to any god. I don't know the etymology of it, but Loki and Laur sounds vaguely familiar? Plus Loki's transformation into a fish connects him to water, and an association with cleaning would also connect him further to the domestic sphere. Furthermore, if Laurdag was connected to Loki then that would give him a day of the week. And, (this is obviously wild speculation), it could connect him to Saturn, whose association with periodic renewal and parentage can be connected to Loki's role as a parent and in Ragnarok.
Fost xSwire
Fost xSwire 20 саат мурун
I believe it's more likely that people gave Loki offerings to keep him away.
Fost xSwire
Fost xSwire 20 саат мурун
Loki doesn't just find some random heart of an unknow person. It was the heart of one of the three witches who gave the Norse gods gold. Whom the Norse gods burnt for her evil deeds. Loki is so adamant to destroy her that he eats her partially burnt heart. The witches final trick. The vile heart corrupts Loki and turns him against the gods. The way to hell is paved with good intentions. It is after this that Loki begins the building of Nagilfar.
Mason Walline
Mason Walline Күн мурун
Fenris is a good boi.
Jawa Күн мурун
>"anyone who tells you they know what Loki's deal was is trying to sell you something" >is trying to sell us Loki enamel pins
Waffle Weirdo
Waffle Weirdo Күн мурун
People's interpretation of Loki: SATAN or Rebel Antihero Actual Loki: *Can't stop getting pregnant*
Primo Victoria
Primo Victoria Күн мурун
Because of your legends and classics summarized I know about more stories than anyone else in my English class, thank you.
Okashi's Pack
Okashi's Pack Күн мурун
Welp, Loki is now my favorite mythological being
Lee Guo
Lee Guo Күн мурун
wow...this channel has some decent chunk of research
holly clown
holly clown Күн мурун
The inconsistency really works with the whole “trickster god” theme.
Kirk Heisterkamp
Kirk Heisterkamp Күн мурун
The story about Fenrir makes me want to cry
Dleopardxl's Wondrous Musings
Dleopardxl's Wondrous Musings Күн мурун
So Loki is Cinderella?
Magic Smoke FPV
Magic Smoke FPV Күн мурун
Playback speed=.75%
Mister Angel
Mister Angel Күн мурун
This was a pleasure to listen to. Thank you very much. 😎👍
Atlas Күн мурун
There a reasons why hes a major chaos trickster god
SaintCyan 2 күн мурун
Possible plot point: Ragnarok is a fake ploy sent by an ominous god to Odin. Said god uses Odin’s paranoia to create weapons to kill the Vanir and Aesir. MC uncovers mystery as he goes through smaller arcs and fights the Ominous god and his organization, eventually ending Ragnarok instead of stalling it as Odin did.
SaintCyan 2 күн мурун
MC is an Ash Lad?
Kate Nolting
Kate Nolting 2 күн мурун
you should summarixe Quo Vadis by Sienkiewicz. it’s a monster of book but so gorgeous
Tecwyn Jones
Tecwyn Jones 2 күн мурун
5:03 I'm just spit-balling here, but it'll be cool if Thursday was actually derived from Thor's day and we just… kept it extremely similar.
TJ ONeill
TJ ONeill 2 күн мурун
I feel like a mess of contradictory information and theories is exactly what Loki would’ve wanted
Luan28 Martins
Luan28 Martins 2 күн мурун
The trickster shappshifter gender fluid god can't be pin down in a rigid figure.
josuke jostar
josuke jostar 2 күн мурун
Loki: *wakes up* I'm cause problems today Thor: I WILL FUCKING PUNCH YOU IN THE DICK LOKI: HOLY SHIT
CelestialSniper 2 күн мурун
Ok, this is just a theory, but Odin was also a god of magic right? I think he might have whispered a spell into baldurs ear that would allow Odin to live on through baldur. Just a theory, but it’s an interesting one. Also feel free to correct me if I’m wrong about Odin being a god of magic, as well as knowledge.
unfoldingspace8 2 күн мурун
Oh I wish the Danish Christmas (or Yule) Calendar Series *Jul i Valhal* (‘Christmas’ tho technically Yule, in Valhalla) had an English translation. It’s basically a 24 episode Christmas series (1 for each of the 24 days in/of Christmas, from the 1st to the 24th) about these two kids (I believe their cousins) visiting their grandmother, and accidentally stumbles across and frees Loki, and no has to travel to Valhal to help fix things before Ragnarok can truly begin. It’s actually really good, Thor (or Tor) is a drunk asshole with anger issues, Loki plotting around pulling pranks, cowering, but also being quite clever. Fun spoiler, their Grandma’s pet dog turns out to be the chained Fenris wolf.
Low Analyser
Low Analyser 2 күн мурун
Congrats to the ones that wrote the subs!
Amanda Purello
Amanda Purello 2 күн мурун
i gotta respect how much effort goes into these videos!
Anna Tipperina
Anna Tipperina 2 күн мурун
Hello there, algorithm~~
Thomas Schrank
Thomas Schrank 2 күн мурун
Loki the entangler or loki the web spinner, I prefer the latter, sounds cooler
flavs Joseffo
flavs Joseffo 2 күн мурун
The intro is literally the plot of American Gods lol
Cleo LeBlanc
Cleo LeBlanc 3 күн мурун
"Sometimes he's literally Satan" *shows Persona 5 Loki* Red, you just pissed off SO many Akechi stans. Edit: also, is it just me, or does Cool Rebel Antihero Loki kind of look like Akechi?
Mary Sue Burnett
Mary Sue Burnett 3 күн мурун
The story of how Valhalla got built made it into the opera, Das Rheingold, the first of the Ring cycle operas. And the operas were about the cursed magic ring.
dth9001 3 күн мурун
Destripando la historia para una introduccion overly sarcastic para el analisis profundo
Robie Wynes
Robie Wynes 3 күн мурун
I loved the fact she used Dionysus as an example of the evolution of the Gods in mythology. Its a nice call back to how she has also evolved to these mythological deep dives since that first one. I appreciate you Red. Thank you^^ Ps. I am still waiting for that Beacche video. Sorry I had not gotten my part of it done yet.
Nunya Biznas
Nunya Biznas 3 күн мурун
Can you do Chronos/Cronos? I can’t find weather or not he’s the god of time, or agriculture, or if he’s the father of the gods? I can’t tell if the Greeks actually treated Chronos differently than Kronos or anything, and it seems like there’s a really interesting narrative around how the different generations of rulers happened, and the pre- greek origins of his stories, and what the ancient world thought of time and what it means to be a ruler. (Not to mention the alternate creation myths)
Lady Lustrous
Lady Lustrous 3 күн мурун
Loki=yokai. Little household spirits.
Thor Jørgensen
Thor Jørgensen Күн мурун
No, Loki is a Jotun giant (who has the ability to shapeshift), adopted and raised by the Asir gods (who have the ability to influence parts of natural behaviors).
FriendlyShark Ce
FriendlyShark Ce 3 күн мурун
Fucking Loke being Askeladden is a hilarious idea.
Crystal Hope Dragon
Crystal Hope Dragon 3 күн мурун
How do you find out about these gods? I’ve been digging everywhere for info on Nabu and I can’t find anything.
ShinyEonVA 3 күн мурун
ah, Loki, my dude-gal brood pal
Casandra Houk
Casandra Houk 3 күн мурун
I'm so mad that I missed the Loki pin. UGH. Hoping for a re-release eventually lol.
Gwen Ward
Gwen Ward 3 күн мурун
Hold on... I had a brain wave... Remember how Loki creates the fishing net before getting caught? And Red theorized that his name means "entangler?" What if his diefic domain was the god of fish or fishermen? Considering how much the Norse relied of boats, sailing, and working on the sea, it would make sense that there was a got of fish or fishing, but I can't think of one. This could also tie into his "domesic hearth" protection, as he would haave been in charge of a consistant food source that is then cooked and eaten around the hearth. Of course, if this is true, you'd think there would be more evidence in the eddas, as christianity has a long history of fish symbolism. I also just looked it up and there is already a god of fishermen (Njordr (sp?), the father of Freyr and Freyja) but seeing as I had to actually look that up, he isn't nearly as relevant to the mythology as he should be to a seafaring society.
Nunya Biznas
Nunya Biznas 3 күн мурун
She said that in the video (though briefly, I’ve watched it enough time to remember everything said)
I love you channel so much...
Boo Bailey
Boo Bailey 3 күн мурун
I could listen to you talk about how Loki is actually Jesus alllllll day, that’s my favourite take I’ve ever heard. The whole video is incredible and very pleasing for a Loki stan
MacheB 3 күн мурун
22:55 I'm swedish and this is the first time I have heard the word lokkanät. I believe it's used locally in some places for describing cobweb because I found when checking swedish dictionary for it, but when googling the word I found that it was more related to fishing nets. It might be more linked to faroese language than the swedish.
dragon of the games
dragon of the games 4 күн мурун
So basically loki is that rare God which is actually good than bad
Click_here 4 күн мурун
Finally someone who knows about leverage, my eternal search is COMPLETE!
Mahousuke Songfox
Mahousuke Songfox 4 күн мурун
I love how, weather it be Loki or Hermes, whenever the top god needs someone to do something, the go-to guy is just chilling in a recliner reading something
Ore Tychus
Ore Tychus 2 күн мурун
RhombusHead 2
RhombusHead 2 4 күн мурун
You could say loki's a *web* of contradictions
julianto triwijaya
julianto triwijaya 4 күн мурун
So you're saying...Loki is the scapegoat/Jesus? 0_0
제규형 4 күн мурун
Thanks for such an interesting video on the trickster of north mythology. I always thought of the Marvel series of Thor and Loki as somewhat weird and fascinating, because it doesn't really portray the events that well. But this does.
Nukura's Dump
Nukura's Dump 4 күн мурун
arrested for fish crimes, and also murder.I AGREE.GREATEST!!
Jade White
Jade White 4 күн мурун
Will you every do a breakdown of the goddess Hekate like you did for Dionysus? She's not a terribly big character in some of the core mythology we know she is becoming more popular again and I'd be curious about her origins.
Jacob Graves
Jacob Graves 4 күн мурун
Probably a conspiracy theory on my part but if Loki was an aspect or title for Odin the All Father title would make even more sense, dad of gods and monsters alike. Also the idea of the god of hearths and homes having a lot of diverse kids with a ton of partners is kind of adorable
Olivia Mosier
Olivia Mosier 5 күн мурун
Can you please please please do a video on The Berkshire Lady’s Garland??? Please I’m begging you😂😂
666APRIL HINES666 5 күн мурун
I love how people think Loki is another name for Enki, when Loki's original root word was Laki (Lake), which is another name for Lakshmi. So, yes. Loki is FEMALE in disguise.
Naomi Harris
Naomi Harris 5 күн мурун
6:26 Saving this for later.
James Ross
James Ross 5 күн мурун
I love the idea of Loki laughing at all the Scholars and Morons fighting over his story.
raden yuro
raden yuro 5 күн мурун
loki's real name is atreus
Stevonnie Jenkins
Stevonnie Jenkins 5 күн мурун
i think Loki was the god of Flyghting
Eaglest05 5 күн мурун
Actually good point, Loki does kinda have chaotic neutral Jesus vibes.
Eaglest05 5 күн мурун
Loki, the original femme fatale.
Eaglest05 5 күн мурун
I feel like the romans might've not even realized that Loki was an actual God.
Eaglest05 5 күн мурун
He's the god of chaos, of course he's modernly inconsistent.
Cassidy Ward
Cassidy Ward 5 күн мурун
"Loki's name could mean The Entangler" "Loki is a mass of contradictions without a linear narrative" Ah so he's done his job perfectly to this very day
Bespoke Penguin
Bespoke Penguin 5 күн мурун
12:13 I never knew Loki was a woman 😂 How many times has this Man given birth Edit 21:07 didn't know he can do that
MysteryNerd 5 күн мурун
at 18:15 that kinda makes sense because that could be a way to blend Christianity with Norse paganism since Baldur was the only one who survived ragnorak could represent who we see as "God" now. He was essentially one of the only Aesir who hasn't really done anything wrong so that could be where the " only the pure get saved to come back and start over " type of thing came from..... or I could be reaching but that's what just popped in my head when watching this part.
Baron Yip
Baron Yip 5 күн мурун
theory: Loki didn't kill Baldur. Odin, Loki, and Baldur teamed up to kickstart Ragnarok, by pretending to kill Baldur by having Loki throwing a dart at Baldur and Baldr comically: "Oh no! My only weakness! Mistletoe!" and dies. Odin whispers: "Nice performance" in his ear.
Natal Kumar
Natal Kumar 5 күн мурун
Have you read the works by Vedveer Arya on Dionysus ? It's an interesting read as it shows a different source of Dionysus and his beginnings of Liquor .
Nyx Albayda
Nyx Albayda 5 күн мурун
Claire Mercer
Claire Mercer 5 күн мурун
Loki has similarities to Prometheus. Both were punished by being tied up and assaulted by monsters.
Frost Rose
Frost Rose 5 күн мурун
1:27 Where's that from? He's pretty.
Dusty 4 күн мурун
Warriors Orochi 4, for the Switch
Mark Wetmore
Mark Wetmore 6 күн мурун
Loki. God of Home/home ownership. Nice warm hearth and there for you, but will keep you up at night with problems that will only grow if you don't deal with them.
Rita Green
Rita Green 6 күн мурун
any smt/persona fans here living for the half a second of representation? (and also the realization that him being the persona of a certain person in p5 could actually have thought behind it?)
Digiking1992 6 күн мурун
Didn’t he also bear the name Lævateinn after the weapon he created?
Avatar yangchen BL
Avatar yangchen BL 6 күн мурун
Ok ok so some people throw baby teeth into hearth fire asking Loki to look after the kid ? Ok that’s it I’m calling it Loki is officially the god of babysitters !
Avatar yangchen BL
Avatar yangchen BL 2 күн мурун
Same here !
Strangelic 2 күн мурун
Well, he wasn't the one who rode his nephew into battle, so I'd hire him.
Matthew St. Cyr
Matthew St. Cyr 6 күн мурун
7:00 Why was every scholar in the 1000-1100s that wrote about the history of northern cultures all frame them as survivors of Troy? Geoffrey of Monmouth wrote the Britons as survivors of Troy, and this guy wrote the Norse gods as survivors of Troy? What is this?
Tomas Chabrillon
Tomas Chabrillon 6 күн мурун
I don't see Loki as a fire god, but as a god that wants to see the world burn (metaphorically). He is such a troll (pun intended) in most depictions of him/her
Potato The Cat
Potato The Cat 6 күн мурун
"Which is hilarious because mythological Loki literally can't manipulate his way out of a box-" XD
Caspar Coster
Caspar Coster 6 күн мурун
As a Dane, I love this
Clover Star
Clover Star 6 күн мурун
I genuinely want to know how many and how many different creatures Loki had a pregnancy with🤔
Gloomy_ NightFlower
Gloomy_ NightFlower 6 күн мурун
Loki said: _mhmmm FucK gender roles!_ And got pregnant multiple times
Time Wizard
Time Wizard 6 күн мурун
He may have worshiped by the Norse as the god of luck. There isn't one in Norse Mythology, and he seems to have his ups and downs when it comes to said Norse Mythology. And it's not like he's Satan, he's just a guy (I mean god) who is at the wrong place at the wrong time, and it seems like he would just as soon reward the gods and stab them in the back (I mean chest, because Balder). He's a coin, sometimes they got lucky and it was harmless, other times it caused the literal end of the world. That's my theory.
Kai 6 күн мурун
So, fun thing, there is an instance of Loki being sacrificed to in the Faroe Islands, the tale is called the Loka Táttur. Loki is the only god that is able to save a farmer's son from the giant Skrymir, after both Odin and Hœnir failed. Most folks don't know about that for some reason.
Kai 6 күн мурун
Also many modern Loki worshippers I know associate Him heavily with spiders, as well as foxes and other tricksy animals. It's worth talking to the native folks that work with Him to see what you can find there.
Kai 6 күн мурун
Also adding that in my Unverified Personal Gnosis (UPG) from my interactions with Him spiritually, He is *FIERCELY* protective of children. So the protector of home, hearth, and children isn't a surprising conclusion either.
ten-chan 6 күн мурун
This video basically tells me that I did my research right when writing my Loki-centric story XD
Johnny'sCanadianLifestyle 6 күн мурун
Why you gotta talk so fast for
Ben Watson
Ben Watson 6 күн мурун
1:30 YOU SIT ON A THRONE OF LIES, YOU SCUMBAG! (I love you, just a Dude Perfect quote I’ve been dying to use)
Logan Lavoice
Logan Lavoice 6 күн мурун
So I feel like the Vikings had a sense of the importance of words, especially the written word. They refused to write down their beliefs with a seriousness that suggests there was some kind of symbolic or mythological importance.
Matthew Gallaway
Matthew Gallaway 7 күн мурун
I'm just waiting for Red to make a video on trickster gods in general.
Memer Snas
Memer Snas 7 күн мурун
Me before this vid: Ah yes Loki is the WORST Me after: I’m sorry JESUS!?
Peter Cogan
Peter Cogan 7 күн мурун
does anyone else's make the connection hell Loki days the e to Helena.Thor sitter in.Thor.raganoth
Knitwit 7 күн мурун
Man I wish we could magically find an accurate, unbiased text dating back before christianization that would give us all the information we wanted on old gods
Gu MRM 7 күн мурун
Loki the Prince of lies, ruler of the vaettir, and protector of home and family.... Sounds good.
Roland 7 күн мурун
Hey, Red, if you guys turn that stiker set into a poster I'll buy the entire stock!
repteel6824 7 күн мурун
Is some myths isn't fire and knowledge interchangeable? Prometheus, Lucifer, etc?
anthony preston
anthony preston 7 күн мурун
so from all she said sounds like loki was a title for trickster or deceiver that would explain a lot about some of this.
Furr Stream
Furr Stream 7 күн мурун
My birthday is in August and your work is amazing!
OliAnims 7 күн мурун
hol up, Ash Ladd, Askeladd(One covered in ashes) :00000000000000000
Alex Benavidez
Alex Benavidez 7 күн мурун
There's something just so funny about having Lacrimosa and the Pizza-making minigame track from Club penguin next to each other as the background music lmao
Lieve Koch
Lieve Koch 7 күн мурун
23:02 ''So, is Loki a spider? [..] that particular spin doesn't really have much evidence'' Spin = spider in Dutch. Took me a few seconds to realise that wasn't an intentional joke, had a good laugh anyways :)
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