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It was not long after the world was formed from the flesh of Ymir,
That there was a Giant that was called Loki,
He was the son of Farbauti and Laufey,
He had mixed his blood with Odin's,
They had became the best of friends,
Odin would not hold a feast without Loki being there.
Loki was counted as one of the Aesir,
Being the Blood-Brother of Odin,
He was always the traveling companion of Odin and Thor,
At that time Loki got along well with the Gods.
Once Loki decided to journey to Midgard,
While he was there he took the shape of a cow,
And also that of a woman,
He spent eight years in Midgard.
One day while grazing in the pasture,
Loki happened upon a half-burnt heart,
Not paying attention to what he was doing he ate the heart .
The nature of Loki began to change,
Loki's mind was burnt up,
Loki decided to return home to Asgard,
To see his Blood-Brother Odin.
Because his mind was burnt up,
Loki to play games and cause mischief among the Gods,
Many times he had got the Gods into trouble,
But he was always forced to correct the wrongs he caused.
Though Loki was the cause of so many problems,
It was because of him
Odin got his mighty steed Sleipnir and his spear Gungnir,
And that Thor had received Mjollnir,
And the many gifts bestowed upon the other Gods.
As time moved along,
Loki's mind grew more menacing,
He helped the Giant Thjazi in getting Iduuna,
He even tricked Hod into killing Balder.
It was at Aegir's feast,
That Loki got in real trouble,
When he showed up at Aegir's Hall,
And killed Fimafeng and Eldir, servants of Aegir,
Then he crashed the feast and insulted the Gods.
Loki soon ran for his life,
He hid in the Franagr waterfall from the searching Gods,
Until he was finally caught in the shape of a Salmon,
In the very net he made for himself,
He was bound with the guts of his son Nari,
And poison dripped on his face.
© Robert Etter May
"A Devotional: Honoring Thor and Family"
Midgard's Veurr, and the Fylgja",
Both together in one book:
God Of The Common Man
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