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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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3. Anonymous Þulur, 13. Ása heiti II, 1 [Vol. 3, 761]

[10] Loki: The trickster god in Old Norse myth (see ARG II, 255-67). Loki, son of the giant Fárbauti (see Gylf, SnE 2005, 26-7), is reckoned among the gods, possibly because his mother, Laufey, is presumed to belong to the gods’ group (he always goes by his matronymic, Loki Laufeyjarson). The name of this god does not occur in man-kennings, perhaps on account of his reputation as an evil-natured god (cf. Lok, Þry, Reg, Bdr 14, Hyndl 40-1, Gylf, Skm). Loki also goes by the name of Loptr. See also Þjóð Haustl 1-13, ÚlfrU Húsdr 2.


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