💎 Loki, the trickster giant
💎 S-shaped snake symbol of Loki
💎 Attributes of Loki the shapeshifter and killer of Balder
💎 100% cotton, 146g/m2
Care: Wash inside out and at 40° maximum.
Iron, preferably inside out. If right side up, do not iron on the print.
What does this apparel represent?
This design features a slightly sinister-looking Loki, in the youthful prime of his life (perhaps thanks to the youth giving apples of Idun that Loki once helped the giants steal from the gods).
Below the trickster is the traditional symbol of Loki: two snakes curling around each other to form an S-shaped symbol. Loki's name appears in runes on top of the image.
Loki is held within a frame created by Yggdrasil, the world tree that represents the Norse cosmos. Also within the frame are a mare and a fish. This is a reference to the fact that Loki is a shape-shifter.
He shifts into the shape of a mare in the tale of the building of the walls of Asgard. It was in this form that he became pregnant and later gave birth to Odin's eight-legged steed Sleipnir.
In another story, Loki shifts into the shape of a fish in order to steal a cursed ring from a dwarf, who can also shift and protects his treasures at the bottom of a lake.
Above the head of Loki is a small bowl with something dripping out. This represents the punishment inflicted on Loki by the gods for his role in the death of Baldur.
Loki was chained to a rock with a poisonous snake hung above his head. Loki's wife Sigyn catches the venom meant for Loki in a small bowl to protect him from the pain. But sometimes she must leave to empty the bowl. When this happens, the venom touches Loki's skin and he shudders with the pain, causing earthquakes.
Loki is only destined to break his shackles at Ragnarok, at which time he will seek his revenge by lead an army of giants against the gods alongside his children, Fenrir, Jormungandr, and Hel.
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