What is Loki?

  • (noun): (Norse mythology) trickster; god of discord and mischief; contrived death of Balder and was overcome by Thor.

Loki

In Norse mythology, Loki or Loptr is a god or jötunn (or both). Loki is the son of Fárbauti and Laufey, and the brother of Helblindi and Býleistr. By the jötunn Angrboða, Loki is the father of Hel, the wolf Fenrir, and the world serpent Jörmungandr. By his wife Sigyn, Loki is the father of Nari or Narfi. And by the stallion Svaðilfari, Loki is the mother—giving birth in the form of a mare—to the eight-legged horse Sleipnir. In addition, Loki is referred to as the father of Váli in the Prose Edda.

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Lokrur - Synopsis - Fourth Ríma
... Útgarða-Loki says he has a mother who once knew how to wrestle, though she is not in good health anymore (v ... Útgarða-Loki says he will lead him away from the fortress and then explains to him that he has deceived him (v ... hammer at Skrímnir, revealed to be the same person as Útgarða-Loki, the blow was blocked by a mountain or it would have killed him (v ...
List Of Mighty Avengers Story Arcs - Dan Slott Era - Pre-Siege Mentality (Issue #34)
... Hank Pym is finally forced to tell Pietro that the "Scarlet Witch" is actually Loki in disguise ... joins the team in an attempt to capture Loki ... Mighty Avengers go to the Isle of Silence, to a palace where Loki makes an annual pilgrimage ...
Loki - Theories
... Loki's origins and role in Norse mythology have been much debated by scholars ... In 1835, Jacob Grimm was first to produce a major theory about Loki, in which he advanced the notion of Loki as a "god of fire" ... In 1889, Sophus Bugge theorized Loki to be variant of Lucifer of Christian mythology, an element of Bugge's larger effort to find a basis of Christianity in Norse mythology ...
Lawrie Brown
... His notable work includes the design of the block ciphers LOKI and LOKI97 ... Wales in 1991, with a dissertation on the design of LOKI and the cryptanalysis of the Data Encryption Standard ...
List Of Marvel Comics Characters: U - Utgard-Loki
... Further reading Utgard-Loki on Marvel Database, a Marvel Comics wiki Utgard-Loki at the Comic Book DB Utgard-Loki at the Grand Comics Database Utgard-Loki is a Frost Giant in the Marvel Comics universe ... Within the context of the stories, Utgard-Loki is the monarch of the Frost Giants of Jotunheim, the traditional enemies of the Asgardian gods ...