S2 Episode 7: The Children of Loki
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Season 2, Episode 7, We return to the stories of Loki, “The cause of and solution to all of life’s problems.” This week Loki settles down and becomes a family man. Raising one or two children with the goddess Sigyn and he has three legendary children with the Giant Angrboda of Jotunheim: Fenrir the Wolf, Jormungandr the World Serpent, and Hel the goddess of the underworld. The Aesir are not amused and fear the harm these children will cause, sending them off to distant lands.
David gives one last interpretation on Loki, Svadilfari, and the importance of Love (Eros) for the Trickster Archetype. We look at some of the parallels between Loki and Odin, review the story of Thor and the Midgard Serpent (Season 1 Episode 13), and discuss a bit about the significance of the goddess Hel (Hella).
Next week we will go in depth on Fenrir the Wolf and the myths about Loki’s less famous children.
David’s latest blog posts on mythology:
Loki, Svadilfari, and the Walls of Asgard (Between Two Ravens S2 Episode 6)
A Mythological Perspective on Trauma (Walled Garden)
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