Miscellaneous Myths: Loki

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  • Karl Holde
    Karl Holde15 hours ago

    Describing kvasir as "Future key ingredient in the mead of poetry" is freaking hilarious.

  • Rahul Iyer_22
    Rahul Iyer_2219 hours ago

    Maybe loki's name is related to "entangler" because he connects everyone's fates at ragnarok?

  • Ben Joshua Landicho
    Ben Joshua Landicho20 hours ago

    Ohmygod Loki is Jesus! I should start a cult

  • Guro Kjenner Brånå
    Guro Kjenner Brånå22 hours ago

    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 xSwireDay ago

    I believe it's more likely that people gave Loki offerings to keep him away.

  • Fost xSwire
    Fost xSwireDay ago

    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 WallineDay ago

    Fenris is a good boi.

  • Jawa
    JawaDay ago

    >"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 WeirdoDay ago

    People's interpretation of Loki: SATAN or Rebel Antihero Actual Loki: *Can't stop getting pregnant*

  • Primo Victoria
    Primo VictoriaDay ago

    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 PackDay ago

    Welp, Loki is now my favorite mythological being

  • Lee Guo
    Lee GuoDay ago

    wow...this channel has some decent chunk of research

  • holly clown
    holly clownDay ago

    The inconsistency really works with the whole “trickster god” theme.

  • Kirk Heisterkamp
    Kirk HeisterkampDay ago

    The story about Fenrir makes me want to cry

  • Dleopardxl's Wondrous Musings
    Dleopardxl's Wondrous MusingsDay ago

    So Loki is Cinderella?

  • Magic Smoke FPV
    Magic Smoke FPVDay ago

    Playback speed=.75%

  • Mister Angel
    Mister Angel2 days ago

    This was a pleasure to listen to. Thank you very much. 😎👍

  • Atlas
    Atlas2 days ago

    There a reasons why hes a major chaos trickster god

  • SaintCyan
    SaintCyan2 days ago

    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 days ago

    MC is an Ash Lad?

  • Kate Nolting
    Kate Nolting2 days ago

    you should summarixe Quo Vadis by Sienkiewicz. it’s a monster of book but so gorgeous

  • Tecwyn Jones
    Tecwyn Jones2 days ago

    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 ONeill2 days ago

    I feel like a mess of contradictory information and theories is exactly what Loki would’ve wanted

  • Luan28 Martins
    Luan28 Martins2 days ago

    The trickster shappshifter gender fluid god can't be pin down in a rigid figure.

  • josuke jostar
    josuke jostar2 days ago

    Loki: *wakes up* I'm cause problems today Thor: I WILL FUCKING PUNCH YOU IN THE DICK LOKI: HOLY SHIT

  • CelestialSniper
    CelestialSniper2 days ago

    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
    unfoldingspace82 days ago

    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 Analyser2 days ago

    Congrats to the ones that wrote the subs!

  • Amanda Purello
    Amanda Purello2 days ago

    i gotta respect how much effort goes into these videos!

  • Anna Tipperina
    Anna Tipperina2 days ago

    Hello there, algorithm~~

  • Thomas Schrank
    Thomas Schrank3 days ago

    Loki the entangler or loki the web spinner, I prefer the latter, sounds cooler

  • flavs Joseffo
    flavs Joseffo3 days ago

    The intro is literally the plot of American Gods lol

  • Cleo LeBlanc
    Cleo LeBlanc3 days ago

    "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 Burnett3 days ago

    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
    dth90013 days ago

    Destripando la historia para una introduccion overly sarcastic para el analisis profundo

  • Robie Wynes
    Robie Wynes3 days ago

    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 Biznas3 days ago

    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 Lustrous3 days ago

    Loki=yokai. Little household spirits.

  • Thor Jørgensen

    Thor Jørgensen

    2 days ago

    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 Ce3 days ago

    Fucking Loke being Askeladden is a hilarious idea.

  • Crystal Hope Dragon
    Crystal Hope Dragon3 days ago

    How do you find out about these gods? I’ve been digging everywhere for info on Nabu and I can’t find anything.

  • ShinyEonVA
    ShinyEonVA3 days ago

    ah, Loki, my dude-gal brood pal

  • Casandra Houk
    Casandra Houk3 days ago

    I'm so mad that I missed the Loki pin. UGH. Hoping for a re-release eventually lol.

  • Gwen Ward
    Gwen Ward3 days ago

    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 days ago

    She said that in the video (though briefly, I’ve watched it enough time to remember everything said)

    HANNAH FAYE D.V. ALEGRE3 days ago

    I love you channel so much...

  • Boo Bailey
    Boo Bailey4 days ago

    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
    MacheB4 days ago

    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 games4 days ago

    So basically loki is that rare God which is actually good than bad

  • Click_here
    Click_here4 days ago

    Finally someone who knows about leverage, my eternal search is COMPLETE!

  • Mahousuke Songfox
    Mahousuke Songfox4 days ago

    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 days ago


  • RhombusHead 2
    RhombusHead 24 days ago

    You could say loki's a *web* of contradictions

  • julianto triwijaya
    julianto triwijaya4 days ago

    So you're saying...Loki is the scapegoat/Jesus? 0_0

  • 제규형
    제규형4 days ago

    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 Dump4 days ago

    arrested for fish crimes, and also murder.I AGREE.GREATEST!!

  • Jade White
    Jade White4 days ago

    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 Graves4 days ago

    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 Mosier5 days ago

    Can you please please please do a video on The Berkshire Lady’s Garland??? Please I’m begging you😂😂

  • 666APRIL HINES666
    666APRIL HINES6665 days ago

    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 Harris5 days ago

    6:26 Saving this for later.

  • James Ross
    James Ross5 days ago

    I love the idea of Loki laughing at all the Scholars and Morons fighting over his story.

  • raden yuro
    raden yuro5 days ago

    loki's real name is atreus

  • Stevonnie Jenkins
    Stevonnie Jenkins5 days ago

    i think Loki was the god of Flyghting

  • Eaglest05
    Eaglest055 days ago

    Actually good point, Loki does kinda have chaotic neutral Jesus vibes.

  • Eaglest05
    Eaglest055 days ago

    Loki, the original femme fatale.

  • Eaglest05
    Eaglest055 days ago

    I feel like the romans might've not even realized that Loki was an actual God.

  • Eaglest05
    Eaglest055 days ago

    He's the god of chaos, of course he's modernly inconsistent.

  • Cassidy Ward
    Cassidy Ward5 days ago

    "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 Penguin5 days ago

    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
    MysteryNerd5 days ago

    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 Yip5 days ago

    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 Kumar5 days ago

    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 Albayda5 days ago


  • Claire Mercer
    Claire Mercer5 days ago

    Loki has similarities to Prometheus. Both were punished by being tied up and assaulted by monsters.

  • Frost Rose
    Frost Rose6 days ago

    1:27 Where's that from? He's pretty.

  • Dusty


    5 days ago

    Warriors Orochi 4, for the Switch

  • Mark Wetmore
    Mark Wetmore6 days ago

    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 Green6 days ago

    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
    Digiking19926 days ago

    Didn’t he also bear the name Lævateinn after the weapon he created?

  • Avatar yangchen BL
    Avatar yangchen BL6 days ago

    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 days ago

    Same here !

  • Strangelic


    3 days ago

    Well, he wasn't the one who rode his nephew into battle, so I'd hire him.

  • Matthew St. Cyr
    Matthew St. Cyr6 days ago

    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 Chabrillon6 days ago

    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 Cat6 days ago

    "Which is hilarious because mythological Loki literally can't manipulate his way out of a box-" XD

  • Caspar Coster
    Caspar Coster6 days ago

    As a Dane, I love this

  • Clover Star
    Clover Star6 days ago

    I genuinely want to know how many and how many different creatures Loki had a pregnancy with🤔

  • Gloomy_ NightFlower
    Gloomy_ NightFlower6 days ago

    Loki said: _mhmmm FucK gender roles!_ And got pregnant multiple times

  • Time Wizard
    Time Wizard6 days ago

    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
    Kai6 days ago

    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 days ago

    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 days ago

    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
    ten-chan6 days ago

    This video basically tells me that I did my research right when writing my Loki-centric story XD

  • Johnny'sCanadianLifestyle
    Johnny'sCanadianLifestyle6 days ago

    Why you gotta talk so fast for

  • Ben Watson
    Ben Watson6 days ago

    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 Lavoice7 days ago

    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 Gallaway7 days ago

    I'm just waiting for Red to make a video on trickster gods in general.

  • Memer Snas
    Memer Snas7 days ago

    Me before this vid: Ah yes Loki is the WORST Me after: I’m sorry JESUS!?

  • Peter Cogan
    Peter Cogan7 days ago

    does anyone else's make the connection hell Loki days the e to Helena.Thor sitter in.Thor.raganoth

  • Knitwit
    Knitwit7 days ago

    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
    Gu MRM7 days ago

    Loki the Prince of lies, ruler of the vaettir, and protector of home and family.... Sounds good.

  • Roland
    Roland7 days ago

    Hey, Red, if you guys turn that stiker set into a poster I'll buy the entire stock!

  • repteel6824
    repteel68247 days ago

    Is some myths isn't fire and knowledge interchangeable? Prometheus, Lucifer, etc?

  • anthony preston
    anthony preston7 days ago

    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 Stream7 days ago

    My birthday is in August and your work is amazing!

  • OliAnims
    OliAnims7 days ago

    hol up, Ash Ladd, Askeladd(One covered in ashes) :00000000000000000

  • Alex Benavidez
    Alex Benavidez8 days ago

    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 Koch8 days ago

    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 :)