Loki day 24

Today I stumbled upon different posts in my newsfeed online about the movie Thor 2 coming out soon, but everyone is ecstatically happy because of Loki’s roles in the Marvel movies, and it has gathered a bit of a following (understatement of the century goes to…)

I had the sudden epiphany about how huge this Marvel-Loki worship is becoming, what better way for the real Loki to gain followers, adulation, love of millions, and many fans lusting after Him? Imbue this Marvel-Loki with inspiration, humor, and twisted humor that echoes the true Loki, and BOOM, you have millions of worshipers.

What better way to tweak the noses of conservative Modern Asatru or Heathens who refuse to acknowledge Loki in any way, or vilify His name? For Loki to take this movie series and generate so much interest in Him via people being inspired by the movie to look up info on Loki online, and finding hundreds of blogs regarding His devotees.

This is also made more powerful by how the actor who plays Marvel-Loki behaves , inspiring hundreds of people to chant “Loki!” over and over in adulation and joy.

I have found His impression of these events to be laughter and some well deserved preening, because He is being worshiped when this happens. The actor is drawing attention to a Name that has power, and tapping into a God who enjoys the attention being given to Him.

Marvel-Loki isn’t quite the true Loki, but some of the parts of the movies have shown aspects of how Loki behaves, one of His specialties is using words to influence others. Word-weaving and twisting to serve His plans, and aid Him in some goal. When we see Marvel-Loki in the Avengers the impression is he has been driven to madness and cruelty because he landed in a bad neighborhood (wherever the Chitauri are from), was tortured and harmed until he made a deal to get out of a bad situation and save his own hide. Sound like Anyone we know?

These same actions have occurred in the lore regarding Loki, such as ending up with His lips sewn shut, having to orchestrate the kidnapping of Idunna (and Her rescue), and when Sleipnir was conceived. Technically Sleipnir’s conception isn’t entirely within this example, but Him shape-shifting into a mare, becoming pregnant, and giving birth to His child changes Loki in many ways (mostly UPG).

This made me cry, His face juxtaposed with the sweetness of Sleipnir is how I envision the birth.

I see Him having learned about sacrificing comfort for His child, the bond a mother shares with her infant, the challenges of raising a baby, and the pains of labor to bring that baby into the world.

Loki (in Marvel form) with 3 of His children, I love these pictures they are adorable. Even if His hair is all wrong.

So this is my post today. enjoy the pictures.

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About darkbookworm13

I am a proud mom to 3 beautiful girls, and married to the love of my life. I have been a practicing Witch since the summer of 2003, having studied many different paths over the years, ranging from Wicca, Goddess only worship (courtesy of StarHawk), Eclectic Paganism, Kitchen Witchcraft, Norse Paganism, Hearthcraft, Spiritual Luciferianism, and more. I have worked with the Futhark runes, Brian Froud's Faeries Oracle deck, Tarot decks, and I am currently working on a customized divination set based on collected items. I like to work with herbs, and gardening. I crochet and make handicrafts like wood burned items, paintings, drawings, toys, and hand sewn doll clothes for my daughters. The only title I call my spiritual path is Witchcraft, as using magic entwines deeply with the worship of the Gods who call me Their own. My Patron deity is Loki, who has chosen me as His kin.
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One Response to Loki day 24

  1. I find contemporary depictions of the gods as interesting as the ancient ones as I believe the gods speak most strongly through artists, whether they’re pagan and aware of their influence or not.

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